Capstone: Applied Research in Public Finance and Policy

CAP-GP.3149, 2 points.

Courses

Continuation of CAP-GP.3148.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Capstone, in architecture, is the crowning piece of an arch, the center stone that holds the arch together, giving it shape and strength. Wagner's Capstone program plays a similar role, by providing students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.



Prerequisites:

Completion of schoolwide core and two health specialization courses including PADM-GP.2902 and PADM-GP.2140(concurrently), PER (if applicable), and a 3.0 GPA.

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Spring 2013Tod MijanovichEvaluation
Spring 2012Mijanovich, TodEvaluation
Spring 2011Mijanovich, TodEvaluation
Spring 2010Schwartz, AmyEvaluation
Spring 2008Mijanovich, TodEvaluation
Spring 2009Mijanovich, TodEvaluation
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