Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy I
Couples with CAP-GP 3402.
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. Wagner's Capstone program provides 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.
All students must complete all five school-wide core courses plus the following courses, by specialization:
Advocacy & Political Action:
PADM-GP 2106 and PADM-GP 2407 and PADM-GP 2411;
PADM-GP 4450 may be taken concurrently with Capstone, but no later than the fall term
Financial Mgmt and Public Finance:
PADM-GP 2140 AND PADM-GP 2902
Management & Leadership:
2 of the 3 required specialization courses (PADM-GP 2110, PADM-GP 2135, PADM-GP 2170).
The third specialization can be taken concurrently with Capstone, but no later than the fall term
Public Policy Analysis:
PADM-GP 2171 and PADM-GP 2902;
PADM-GP 2140 is recommended