With relevant prior experience and/or graduate education, you
may be able to request waivers for STA 544 Field Training.
If you are a public health professional with relevant prior
experience, you can request a field training waiver by completing
Waiver Request for Field Training Credit Based on
Previous Public Health Experience.
To be eligible for a waiver, your prior experience must have
- A public health experience. This may include assessing,
monitoring or conducting surveillance of health problems or
services in a population; establishing health objectives and
priorities for populations/groups; conducting research on
population-based health problems; developing policies and
intervention strategies to meet public health needs; participating
in disease prevention and health promotion programs; or studying
the natural history of disease or health-related effects in a
population. Individual patient care in a hospital, clinic or
physician office setting is not sufficient to be considered public
- Relevant to your MPH concentration.
- A cohesive, focused experience of appropriate quality as
determined by your MPH concentration director.
- Of sufficient duration—at least 120 hours in a single
cohesive experience for a three-credit waiver, and 240 clock hours
in one or two cohesive experiences for a six-credit waiver.