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. This does not include: 1) classroom-based work; 2) work completed under the supervision of a faculty member without a practice organization-based lead. 

It is recommended that students participate with an organization in the same way that others at the organization engage in order to have the most interactive experience possible (ex: if an organization is in-person, an in-person Practicum would be 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

Contact Office of Public Health Practice

Janice North
Manager of Experiential Learning

Anvitha Bavineni
Experiential Learning Coordinator

Practicum Meeting Request Form