Capstone: Advanced Project in Health Services Management and Finance

CAP-GP.3852, 2 points.


Continuation of CAP-GP.3851.

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.


Completion of schoolwide core and three health core courses, Professional Experience Requirement (if applicable), and 3.0 GPA.

Additionally students must have completed the schoolwide core and the following by specialization:

Policy: HPAM-GP.1830 or 1831, HPAM-GP.4830
Management: HPAM-GP.1830 or 1831, HPAM-GP.4830, HPAM-GP.4833
Public Finance: HPAM-GP.1830 or 1831, HPAM-GP.4830
Financial Management: HPAM-GP.1830 or 1831, HPAM-GP.4830, HPAM-GP.4833

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