Public Health Practice Experience

To be eligible to register for the practice experience a student must:

  • successfully complete 21 semester credit hours of core and department required course work.
  • have an overall 3.0 GPA and in good academic standing.
  • obtain permission from their Academic Advisor.

A practice experience site is identified through a collaborative effort by the Office of Student and Academic Services, academic advisor and the student. A list of previous sites is located on the Practice Experience Sites page. In addition, project titles by academic departments from 2007-2010 can be found here. Project titles from 2010-present can be found here. The abstracts for these projects can be found on the Abstracts page. If you are interested in one of these sites, please contact our office.

Additional information can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Are you ready to register for the practice experience?

PURPOSE: The Public Health Practice Experience is designed to provide the student with opportunities to gain practical experience in public health or community settings. It provides for diversity of experience and emphasizes public health practices. The Public Health Practice Experience offers the student an opportunity to gain further insight into public health content, problems, issues and opportunities. A well-conducted Public Health Practice Experience can be mutually rewarding for the student as well as for the supervising organization.

GOAL: The Public Health Practice Experience will increase the student’s knowledge of the principles and issues of public health, and the student’s skills in the practice of public health.

Could you use an extra pair of hands for a project?

Our MPH students are trained in:

  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Management & Policy

For information regarding site placements, contact Dr. Melissa Oden (

If you have project or would like us to advertise one on our web site, please use this form.

This page was last modified on June 9, 2016