MHA & MPA Capstone Projects

PADM 689 Capstone course is the culmination of the master’s degree programs in public administration and health administration at the UNM School of Public Administration. The purpose of the course is for students to show that they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of graduates of the SPA programs by integrating what they have learned in their coursework. Working in partnership with a healthcare, nonprofit, or government organization in New Mexico, students show proficiency in thinking through and applying what they have learned to real issues facing these organizations.


Past Projects

Assessing the Impact of the Free Bus Fares Pilot

Estimating the Cost of Homelessness in Albuquerque

Strategically Expanding Meals on Wheels Services throughout the State of New Mexico

Improving the City of Albuquerque’s Capital Project Process

Enhancing Part-Time Employee Retention in Community Centers

Impact of Supervision of Police Use of Force Incidents

Measuring the Impact of Enhanced Crisis Intervention Training (ECIT) on Mental Health Calls for Service Outcomes

Mitigating the Impact of School Expulsions on Youth Outcomes

Projecting and Planning for Employee Retirements

Understanding the Internal Affairs Force Division Mass Resignation

Supporting a Harm Reduction Model within the City’s Family Shelter

Increasing Local Food Purchases in City of Albuquerque Senior Centers

Evaluating the Impact of Senior Affairs Programming

Increasing Diversity in the Workforce

Evaluating the Impact of Employee Training Programs

Measuring the Impact of COVID-Response Digital Equity Initiatives

Data Privacy and Ethical Concerns of the Albuquerque Smart Cities Initiative

Planning for the Future of BioPark Admissions

Supporting Career Progression within the City of Albuquerque

Improving the Local Vendor Payment Process