MPH Culminating Experiences

The Field Placement and Capstone Project courses are integral aspects of the MPH curriculum. These culminating experiences allow the student to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice.

Field Placement

  • The Field Placement allows the student to work with an organization that contributes to the health of a community. By completing an Action Learning Project for the organization, the student will provide a valuable service and gain competency in multiple areas of public health.
  • This course requires a significant amount of preparation; therefore, the student is required to enroll in 18279 MPH Field Placement Preparation in the semester directly preceding enrollment in 18280 MPH Field Placement.
  • The Field Placement should be taken as one of the last courses in the MPH program, and further information is available on the Field Placement website.

Capstone Project

  • The Capstone Project allows the student to demonstrate public health competencies through the completion of a major written paper on a significant public health issue or topic.
  • This course requires substantial preparation; the student is expected to begin planning more than three months before enrolling in the course. 
  • The Capstone Project should be taken as the last course of the MPH program, and further information is available on the Capstone Project website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Field Placement and Capstone Project courses.

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Master of Public Health Program
Institute for Health and Equity
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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