For your Culminating 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 Culminating Project, you will:
At the end of your project, you will be able to demonstrate various competencies. Learn more about the competencies addressed by the Culminating Project.
In your last semester, register in course 630, MPH Culminating Project, in your concentration area.
Current students register for three credits.
Working with your faculty advisor, select a minimum of 3 foundational competencies and 2 concentration-specific competencies that will be demonstrated through your project.
Begin preparing the Culminating Project requirements which may include:
Learn more about requirements by viewing the Requirements tab.
Publish work from your MPH field training experience or Culminating Project through the Journal of Public Health Student Capstones (JPHSC).
The JPHSC is a quarterly journal seeking abstracts from MPH students highlighting experiential learning activities. It provides an opportunity to share your achievements with professionals, educators and your peers in public health.
Qualifying submissions can be data analyses, research proposals, program evaluations, historical or literature reviews on public health topics, or original research.
Learn more about the abstract guidelines, and talk with your faculty advisor about submitting your work through this scholarly journal.