All students who receive a MPH or MSPH degree are required to complete a practicum. Since distance learning students are mid-career professionals with work experience, the DL practicum is designed to build upon prior experiences and focus on advancing professionalism, leadership and ongoing quality improvement skills. Those seeking to change directions in their careers may select a traditional practicum/internship in a work setting in the new area.
Practicum options available to distance learning students are outlined as follows:
For each option detailed, the practicum is expected to be:
The practicum is evaluated using the four rubrics in the Practicum Handbook.
The practicum requirement cannot be waived.