ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FIRST YEAR MIA/MPA STUDENTS AND FALL GRADUATES
Capstone Preference Survey will be open from February 20th- March 6th—Please complete!
The Capstone Preference Survey will be available to be completed by first year and fall graduates for the MIA/MPA degree programs from February 20th-March 6th. In the survey, students are asked to consider past Capstone projects and rank order your preference to gain a general sense of student interest for clients and topics.
Students are then asked to suggest any new clients or topics they would like to see offered in the next academic year (fall 2017 and spring 2018). The survey should take about 5-7 minutes to complete.
The survey is an excellent tool that will allow you to have a direct influence in the variety and nature of the Capstone workshops offered next academic year. We will make every effort to satisfy the demands of the students, however it may not be possible to accommodate every workshop request. Unfortunately, a number of factors in addition to student demand lead to creating a Capstone workshop, such as the interest of an organization in engaging in a project and the availability of a project that would align with the interests of SIPA students.
The survey will be available until March 6, 2017.. Thank you very much for your participation!
A core requirement for the Master of International Affairs (MIA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), and Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science Policy (ESP), the workshops give students an opportunity to put learning into practice. Serving as their culminating educational experience at SIPA, students work in teams of 6-8 students under the guidance of an expert faculty advisor to work on a real-world consultancy project with an external client.
To learn more about the available workshops, please refer to the specific programs:
- Capstone Workshop
- Workshop in Development Practice (EPD Workshop)
- Workshops in Applied Earth Systems Management & in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis (ESP Workshops)
Serving as a culminating educational experience for the Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Administration degree programs, students in all of concentrations, except for the Economic and Political Development (EPD) concentration, complete a Capstone workshop in their final semester. Students are organized into small consulting teams and assigned a substantive, policy-oriented project with an external client. SIPA Capstone workshops are available to MIA/MPA students primarily during the spring semester of their final year. A small number of workshops are offered in the fall semester for students who are graduating at the end of the fall term. Please find the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by students here.
Capstone Workshop Spring 2017
MPA DP Workshops
DP Workshops Open for MPA DP Students
Spring 2017 MPA DP Workshop application is now available for any MPA DP students who wish to take the workshop.
The deadline to apply is Friday, December 23, 2016 12pm.
Students are able to apply to up to 4 projects but should only apply for projects for which they would accept placement.
Please note—students who are already assigned to a Capstone workshop or EPD Workshop in Development Practice are not eligible to apply.
Only students who are not already on a project will be considered.
**You can complete the application here: Spring 2017 MPA DP Workshop Application**
Capstone Workshop Fall 2016
Workshop in Development Practice (EPD Workshop)
The Workshop in Development Practice is one of most exciting opportunities within the EPD concentration (and limited number of students in the Human Rights Concentration and International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization) in the Master of International Affairs and Master of Public Administration degree programs. Officially, it is a spring-semester course for second-year master's degree students, but workshop activities begin in the fall semester through the course on Methods for Development Practice. Through the workshop, students gain practical experience by engaging in on-going cutting-edge development efforts, often involving country fieldwork.
Workshops in Applied Earth Systems Management & in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis (ESP Workshops)