MPH Practicum

The University of Washington School of Public Health (UWSPH) requires that every MPH student complete a practicum to receive their degree. The practicum is a planned, supervised, and evaluated field-based experience under the guidance of an SPH Faculty Adviser and a Practicum Site Supervisor, requiring a minimum of 160-hour work (4-6 credits) for a public health organization. At least 80 of the 160 hours must be completed within a public health organization (“Site”). The onsite requirement is currently suspended, but in-person interaction is preferred.

Learn more about the practicum


Paige Stringer showing hearing aid to child

Learn about practicum requirements and process.

Student in the field
Site Supervisors

Learn about site qualifications, roles and responsibilities.

Faculty at Practicum Symposium

Learn about roles and responsibilities of a practicum faculty adviser


Janice North
Manager of Experiential Learning

Practicum Meeting Request Form