PHC 6940 Capstone Guidelines

Campus and Online Students

This course serves as the required integrative learning experience for students in the MPH program. Students will demonstrate synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies through an individual or group project that addresses the needs of a public health agency. Students will produce a high-quality written report for their agency.

Students may engage in projects identified by their Applied Practice Experience Preceptors or may select a project identified by the MPH program. Per CEPH, “the written product is developed and delivered in a manner that is useful to external stakeholders, such as non-profit or governmental organizations”. Students may opt to work individually or in groups; regardless, the final written product must be independently produced. In addition to working on their capstone projects, students will engage in career and professional development activities through readings, lectures, and guest speakers.

Students are registered for Capstone in the final semester of their program. Students will participate in a Public Health Day presentation during the capstone course.