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AT A GLANCE

HOD CAPSTONE

Vanderbilt’s Oldest Immersive Learning Experience
5,000+ Graduates since 1986

Quick Facts

Allows HOD students to apply the core competencies of the degree in an immersion semester.

28+ hours/wk

field work experience during capstone semester

12-15 credit hours

of graded pass/fail coursework

Available to juniors and seniors in the Fall, Spring, or Summer who have completed core courses

EMPLOYER PERSPECTIVE

“They learn to become part of the organization, and not just an outsider working with us for a short time. That mindset leads to greater productivity and a greater fulfillment in the product.”
– CAPSTONE SUPERVISOR

6 Cities

  • NASHVILLE, TN
  • CHICAGO, IL
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.
  • NEW YORK CITY, NY
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • LONDON, ENGLAND

Diverse Capstone Experience

Opportunity to choose from hundreds of pre-approved locations with established relationships

COMPLETE THE TWO SEMESTER PROCESS

  1. Capstone Design Process
  2. Capstone Semester Complete field work experience & coursework concurrently

JUNIORS AND SENIORS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE FOLLOWING:

1250Applied Human Development
1300Small Group Behavior
2100Understanding Organizations
2400Talent Mgmt and Org Fit
2500Systematic Inquiry
2700Public Policy