Each year, graduating Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science students complete a semester long Capstone project committed to problem solving in a client organization. The Capstone courses are the culminating experiences intended to address topics that integrate public policy, policy analysis, management, and science/technology in an interdisciplinary framework. With faculty oversight, the class coordinates with an external client organization on a project that requires students with very different backgrounds and skills to work together in a collaborative learning format. The course is a capstone for the core curriculum rather than a concentration element and deals with interdisciplinary, interrelated issues that generally arise in the professional positions students will attain.
The culmination of your O’Neill School education
- Submit a suggestion for a Capstone
- Explore international opportunities through O'Neill Global Capstones
Your organization can benefit from an O’Neill Capstone
Our clients include organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors at the local, national, or international level. You get professional consultant quality work with a value of as much as $200,000.