Integrative Project

For your integrative project, you will incorporate what you have learned from the program coursework and your field training into a paper and presentation that address a specific public health issue.

An essential aspect of the project will be integrating the five core public health disciplines—biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, community health and health behavior, and health services administration—into your topic.

Through your integrative project, you will: 

  • Research and achieve expertise in a particular public heath topic
  • Apply and expand upon what you have learned throughout the MPH program by  incorporating the five core public health disciplines into your topic

Competencies Addressed by the Integrative Project

At the end of your project, you will be able to demonstrate various competencies related to research methodologies. Learn more about the competencies addressed by the integrative project.



In your last semester, register in course 630, MPH Integrative Project, in your concentration area.

Current students register for two or three credits in consultation with your faculty advisor. Students beginning the MPH fall 2018 or later register for three credits. 

Select Competencies

Working with your faculty advisor, select a minimum of 3 foundational competencies and 2 concentration-specific competencies that will be demonstrated through your project. 

Get Started

Begin preparing the integrative project requirements which may include:

  • An outline
  • An abstract
  • A paper
  • A presentation and written project summary

Learn more about requirements by viewing the Requirements tab.