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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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.

Apply Now

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 2021-22 Project Summaries Booklet

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 Urban Planning Capstone Team Develops Interactive Geospatial Tool for Better Buses

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) enlisted the help of a NYU Wagner Capstone team in 2020-21 to evaluate its project selection methodology through an equity lens. The project’s objective was to determine if its Better Buses projects are equitably distributed and assess whether DOT could do more to reach equity populations 

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Better Buses Action Plan

NYU Wagner Urban Planning Capstone Team Develops Interactive Geospatial Tool for Better Buses

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) enlisted the help of a NYU Wagner Capstone team in 2020-21 to evaluate its project selection methodology through an equity lens. The project’s objective was to determine if its Better Buses projects are equitably distributed and assess whether DOT could do more to reach equity populations 

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“At each step, the Capstone team was professional, accessible, and responsive to changes and shifts. They were a pleasure to work with, and provided a skill set to the organization that does not exist internally.” — Andrew Sta. Ana, Director of Law and Policy, Day One