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The Bloomberg School MPH Individualized Goals Analysis requirement gives students the opportunity to effectively plan their MPH educations early in the program with the support and guidance of faculty advisors.
This project is intended to be a living document – one which students and advisors review and update with changes in focus and direction. It should also serve as a springboard for discussion of career opportunities as the year progresses.
The Goals Analysis requirement is intended to help students plan their academic program with their faculty advisors. The curriculum planning and tracking electronic form must be submitted two weeks before the end of the second term of matriculation into the MPH degree program.
Students beginning the part-time program in June 2012 are required to complete this project by Friday, July 20, 2012.
Students beginning the full-time program in 2012 are required to complete this project by Friday, September 21, 2012.
Students beginning the program in Barcelona in the fall of 2012 and in January 2013 are required to complete this project by Friday, February 22, 2013.
Steps to Complete the Individualized Goals Analysis
In order to fulfill the requirements of the Goals Analysis project, students are asked to complete the following steps in close collaboration with their advisor.
Briefly explain what knowledge, skills, and experiences you bring to the program.
Identify your goals for your education by explaining what you hope to gain in terms of knowledge, skills, personal and professional contacts, and other experiences while a student in the MPH program. Review the list of MPH core competencies with your advisor. You are encouraged to identify additional competencies particularly relevant to your professional future. Describe one or more potential capstone project topics and identify possible faculty mentors.
Complete a "working copy" of the MPH Curriculum Planning and Tracking form by developing a tentative course plan for your entire MPH program. Identify what courses and special studies you intend to take and when you plan to complete your courses. Course descriptions in the catalog indicate when courses are generally offered. Your tracking sheet should include a tentative list of electives you plan to complete.
Carefully review your paper and a hard copy of the tracking sheet with your advisor to ensure the proposed curriculum is not only feasible, but that it meets program requirements. Assess if your curriculum plan is aligned with the goals you identified in Step 2.
In order to complete your Goals Analysis requirement, your tracking form must be submitted electronically to the MPH program office. Before you submit the electronic Goals Analysis form, make sure that your advisor has approved your project. When you submit the electronic form, your advisor will automatically receive an email message from the MPH office asking for their approval of your project.