Capstone: Learning in Action

  • CAPSTONE: LEARNING IN ACTION

    NYU Wagner's Capstone program offers your organization an opportunity to have smart, skilled, public service professionals perform valuable research or analyses for you, the client.

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About the Capstone program

Part of the core curriculum of NYU Wagner's master’s program, Capstone pairs small teams of students with clients in the nonprofit, government, and private sectors who are tackling a public service issue—whether in health, education, international development, urban planning, or any other field.

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"Our Capstone team was professional, responsive, and enthusiastic about our mission and work. They did a great job implementing their project while having enough flexibility to shift their plans when issues arose."

— Christine Kidd, Director of Program Innovation, Center for Employment Opportunities

EXPLORE PAST CAPSTONE PROJECTS

Since 1995, more than 6,600 Capstone students have completed over 1,450 projects for more than 950 organizations, among them City Harvest, Mount Sinai Health System, the New York City Department of Transportation, and the World Bank. Browse through the projects our student teams have successfully tackled in the past.

Download our 2020-21 Project Summaries Booklet

Download our 2019-20 Project Summaries Booklet

Download our 2018-19 Project Summaries Booklet

Download our 2017-18 Project Summaries Booklet

Explore Our Database of Capstone Projects

NYU Wagner Capstone students confirm broad impact of ECPAT-USA’s anti-trafficking trainings

ECPAT-USA decided to measure the impact and reach of their programs to train hotel staff to recognize the signs of trafficking by enlisting the help of an NYU Wagner Capstone team. The team’s evaluation ultimately led to a report that was presented in front of the United Nations. 

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No Vacancy for Child Sex Traffickers Impact Report

NYU Wagner Capstone students confirm broad impact of ECPAT-USA’s anti-trafficking trainings

ECPAT-USA decided to measure the impact and reach of their programs to train hotel staff to recognize the signs of trafficking by enlisting the help of an NYU Wagner Capstone team. The team’s evaluation ultimately led to a report that was presented in front of the United Nations. 

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"The Capstone teams have helped my organization with feasibility studies, data research, project design, and evaluation in the past few years. The students have very strong research, analytical, and communication skills to deliver high-quality final products, which are of great use to our project innovation."

— Nan Zhang, Programme Analyst, United Nations Capital Development Fund