The Field Placement and Capstone Project are required courses, which should be taken at the end of the MPH program.
The Field Placement course offers you the opportunity to work with a public health agency on a worthwhile project. This course requires a significant amount of preparation; therefore, you are required to enroll in the Field Placement Preparation course the semester before starting your Field Placement.
To enroll in Field Placement, you must have completed all of your core coursework (Environmental Health, Principles of Epidemiology, Public Health Administration, Biostatistics, and Behavioral Science and Public Health), and we recommend that you have completed all program coursework other than the Capstone Project.
The Capstone Project course consists of a Master's Paper and should be completed as the last course of the MPH program. This course also requires a significant amount of preparation; therefore, you are expected to start planning at least three months in advance.