Capstone Policy Project

​In Capstone, students utilize and further develop their analytical and communication skills during their last year in the Master in Public Policy degree program. Working with a faculty advisor, the Capstone Project can help resolve a public polic​y problem for a client or a policy research question.

Students produce an extensive research paper with policy recommendations and present their work to faculty, policymakers and, if applicable, their client.

"The JU MPP Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the public, private and non-profit sectors. This preparation is critically important. All three sectors need graduates with knowledge, analytic ability and communication skills in public policy."

John Peyton, CEO of Gate Petroleum, Mayor of Jacksonville, 2003-2011

Completed Capstone Projects

Capstone research papers are archived and available. Please email for more information.​

Public Policy Journal

Coming soon. The Institute is developing an annual Public Policy Journal that will publish exemplary ​capstone policy papers, as well as articles submitted by faculty, board members and policymakers.

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