Practice Based Learning for MPH Students

All two year MPH students must do a summer internship and fulfill the practicum requirement. If the approved internship does not fulfill the practicum requirement, students may take a practicum course. 

Advanced Professional MPH students do not do a summer internship but must take a practicum course.

Practicum Course Offerings


Information on the MPH practice requirement and internship.

Humphries class 2014 presentation

Practice-based Community Health Research (EPH 542b)

Groups of students are paired with agencies to work on defined projects with an emphasis on developing competencies in program planning and evaluation.

Wyman and Students

Health Management/Health Policy (HPM 555a,b)

Students are individually placed within hospitals and other health care organizations, or in settings where they work on current state and/or local health policy issues with legislators,...


Public Health Practicum (EPH 500b)

The course combines experiential learning and guided classroom discussion. Students select a field placement where they apply public health concepts and competencies learned in the...


Global Health Justice (CDE 586b)

Through real-world projects students explore the means by which law, policy and rights can be used as tools to promote health within a global context.