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Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy I

Course Description

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.


MPA-PNP students must complete all five schoolwide core plus the following courses by specialization:

Policy: PADM-GP 2171 and PADM-GP 2902; PADM-GP 2140 is recommended

Management: Two of the three required specialization courses (PADM-GP 2110, 2135, 2170) with the third taken no later than concurrently in the fall

Finance: PADM-GP 2140 and PADM-GP 2902 with PADM-GP 4130 taken no later than the fall concurrently with Capstone

Advocacy: PADM-GP 2106, PADM-GP 2407, and PADM-GP 2411; PADM-GP 4450 may be taken concurrently in the fall