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Practicum Overview

The practicum is an integral component of the MPH designed to provide a public health practice experience and allow you to integrate and apply core and programs knowledge and skills in a practice setting.  The practicum may also be called an internship, field experience or practicum placement. The overarching goals for the practicum are:
  1. Apply core and program concepts and skills to practice situations
  2. Gain experience in working in a public health practice setting 
Schoolwide Practicum Competencies for all MPH, MSPH and MPH&TM students:
  1. Apply public heath knowledge and skills in a practice setting.
  2. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills by summarizing professional public health experiences
  3. Demonstrate professionalism and leadership skills in a practice setting.