The effect of capping layer on metal induced crystallization of amorphous silicon was studied. Three sets of samples were prepared in this study. All samples had the basic layer structure of amorphous silicon layer deposited on a glass substrate. This was followed by a thin aluminum layer deposition. The second and third sets, however, had a third layer of amorphous silicon with thicknesses of 20 and 50 nm, respectively. These layers were deposited on top of the aluminum. The samples were annealed at 400°C for 15, 30 and 45 minutes. The crystallization fraction in the resultant films was analyzed using X-Ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy. It was observed that the capping layer reduces nodule formation improving the smoothness of the crystallized polysilicon films.