University of Washington School of Public Health
The Master of Public Health is a practitioner-oriented degree that emphasizes the improvement of policy and practice. The field practicum is an integral component of professional training in public health and is required of all MPH students in accredited programs such as those offered by the University of Washington's School of Public Health.
The practicum gives MPH students the opportunity to integrate and apply classroom learning with professional experience. It allows them to observe and learn from practicing professionals and to engage with real-world public health challenges, concurrently with their academic experience. At the same time, agencies gain fresh perspectives and a wide range of public health skills from students while contributing to a community's resources and solving active public health problems. Under the guidance and expertise of faculty and site supervisors, students develop practical skills and confidence as public health professionals while gaining first-hand exposure to public health work.
Required Practicum Forms
Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Steps 9-12 must be completed within the duration of the MPH practicum project hours and before the receipt of academic credit:
- Mid-Point Review -- completed by the student and site supervisor at the midpoint in the project;
- Final Evaluation -- completed by the student and site supervisor upon conclusion of the project;
- Written Assignment and PowerPoint Poster -- completed by the student after the project hours have concluded; and
- Final Checklist -- sent to the student by the Manager of Experiential Learning; completed by the faculty adviser and graduate student adviser.
Alternative Practicum Fulfillment
The following students are eligible for an Alternative Practicum Fulfillment:
Students in this group must contact the Manager of Experiential Learning during the first quarter of their MPH program.
Students in this group must contact the Manager of Experiential Learning before they start their residency.
Please contact the Manager of Experiential Learning at email@example.com to obtain the proper forms and receive further instructions.