Student Research

Independent Student Research: The Capstone (Major Research Project) and Extended Policy Analysis Projects

A highlight of the MPP program is the opportunity for students to undertake independent research on a policy problem of their choosing. Students choose between two options: the Capstone (15,000 words maximum) or the Extended Policy Analysis (7,500 words maximum). 

Students receive tailored support from a faculty supervisor as well as from their peers in formulating and carrying out their research and analysis and throughout the writing process. 

Our students’ Capstone research is available through the SFU Library system, see: Summit Research Repository site. To access the complete list of MPP Capstones, go to ‘Filter by Collection’ in the right-side menu and select ‘Public Policy.’