Capstone: Advanced Project in International Management and Policy

CAP-GP.3226, 2 points.


Couples with CAP-GP.3227.

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.


Complete the schoolwide core and declare an international specialization. PNP/MUP students: complete 2 international core courses.
Health students: HPAM-GP.1831 or HPAM-GP.1830, PADM-GP.2201, HPAM-GP.4830

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2012Katherine BourneSyllabus
Fall 2012Charles BaileySyllabus
Fall 2012Paul SmokeSyllabus
Fall 2011Steven SchallSyllabus
Fall 2010Paul SmokeSyllabus
Fall 2010David WinderSyllabus
Fall 2010Steven SchallSyllabus
Fall 2009Paul SmokeSyllabus
Fall 2009Steven SchallSyllabus
Fall 2009Jody SpiroSyllabus
Fall 2008Paul SmokeSyllabus
Spring 2009Lucille PillingSyllabus
Fall 2008Lucille PillingSyllabus
Fall 2008Jody SpiroSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
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