Capstone Course (CAP-GP)

CAP-GP 3148  Capstone: Advanced Research Projects in Quantitative Analysis I  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered Fall  
Couples with CAP-GP 3149. As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams in this section spend an academic year conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience in which they are able to experience first-hand the full research experience. Under the guidance of an experienced faculty member, students will develop a research question, conduct a literature review, develop hypotheses, find relevant datasets, run analyses and write up findings. Students will also enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3149  Capstone: Advanced Research Projects in Quantitative Analysis II  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered Spring  
Continuation of CAP-GP 3148. As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams in the Applied Research section spend an academic year conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience in which they are able to experience first-hand the full research experience. Under the guidance of an experienced faculty member, students will develop a research question, conduct a literature review, develop hypotheses, find relevant datasets, run analyses and write up findings. Students will also enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3226  Capstone: Advanced Projects in International Policy & Management I  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered Fall  
Couples with CAP-GP.3227. 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. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3227  Capstone: Advanced Projects in International Policy and Management II  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered Spring  
Continuation of CAP-GP 3226. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3230  Capstone: Advanced Project for Global Policy Leaders I  (6 Credits)  
Typically offered occasionally  
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. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3301  Capstone: Advanced Lab in Social Innovation I  (1.5 Credits)  
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 working on a pre-approved, team-generated project in which they develop a business case or prototype to create social impact or launch a social enterprise.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3302  Capstone: Advanced Lab in Social Innovation II  (1.5 Credits)  
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 working on a pre-approved, team-generated project in which they develop a business case or prototype to create social impact or launch a social enterprise.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3401  Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy I  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered occasionally  
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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3402  Capstone: Advanced Projects in Policy, Management, Finance, and Advocacy II  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered occasionally  
Couples with CAP-GP 3401. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3601  Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning I  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered occasionally  
Couples with CAP-GP.3602. 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. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3602  Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning II  (1.5 Credits)  
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. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3690  Master's Thesis or Specialized Capstone Project  (1-9 Credits)  
Typically offered occasionally  
Preparation of an independent study in consultation with a faculty adviser. Course credit is granted upon completion of a written paper, which satisfies the end event requirement for the MPA and MUP degrees.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: Yes  
CAP-GP 3801  Capstone: Advanced Projects in Health Finance, Management, and Policy I  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered Fall  
Couples with CAP-GP 3802. 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. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3802  Capstone: Advanced Projects in Health Finance, Management, and Policy II  (1.5 Credits)  
Typically offered Spring  
Couples with CAP-GP 3801. 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. 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.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
CAP-GP 3803  Capstone: Advanced Simulation in Healthcare Management  (3 Credits)  
For MPA-Health Management and Health Financial Management students. Students experience the challenges of executive leadership and strategic decision-making in a complex, multi-health system marketplace. Students will have an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program and apply them to a set of challenging problems in healthcare management via a strategic simulation. The technology provides students real-time feedback on processes and performance in the field. This realistic exercise effectively simulates the complexity and intensity of the evolving health system environment. As health system executives, they must analyze their institution’s overall strategic direction and make all decisions central to its successful operation, including mission/vision, service line mix, capacity, investment in quality (professional/clinical, systems, etc.), patient/payer mix, marketing, staffing, and financial structure.
Grading: Grad Wagner Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No