Capstone, APE, and Internships

One of the requirements for our MPH program is completion of of our Capstone course and an Applied Practice Experience (APE).

What is Capstone?

PHC 6940 Master of Public Health Capstone is a 3-credit semester-long course that MPH students take in the final semester of their program. It is an integrative learning experience that pairs students with community public health agencies and culminates with students producing a high-quality written report for their agency. Guidelines and details on PHC 6940 Capstone can be found on the PHC 6940 Capstone page.

What is APE?

PHC 6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience is a course required in the final semester of the MPH program. Students in APE will have the ability to work with minimal supervision to apply learned public health competencies to public health practice through experiential activities. Students will log either 250 total hours (48-credit program) or 150 total hours (42-credit program) of Applied Practice Experience. Guidelines and details on PHC 6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience can be found on the PHC 6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience page.

How does an Internship tie into Capstone and APE?

Internships are required of all MPH students and the hours can be used toward fulfilling APE requirements. Students will disseminate their internship experiences into their special projects and portfolios during PHC 6940 Master of Public Health Capstone. Guidelines and details for internships can be found on the Internships page.