Participants join together as members of a cohort that collaborates as a professional and academic community of practice. This cohort structure provides ongoing support within the coursework and through the capstone-writing process. Students addressing similar capstone topics will be grouped together when possible.
Cohorts of 8-15 students take the majority of courses together and engage as a learning community. They share their thinking and writing with one another. They may use online tools to communicate and collaborate over their time in the program. Additionally, there are opportunities to present research and network with previous cohorts.