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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 2015 are required to complete this project by Friday, July 17, 2015.
Students beginning the full-time program in 2015 are required to complete this project by Friday, September 18, 2015.
Students beginning the program in Barcelona in the fall of 2015 and in January 2015 are required to complete this project by Friday, February 19, 2016.
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 any ideas that you may have at this point for potential capstone and practicum projects.
Develop 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 current year's catalog indicate when courses are generally offered. Your curriculum plan should include all 80 credits of courses work, and should be viable in terms of schedule and course load. You may use the excel templates provided by the MPH office to record your plan, or use some other format that you are comfortable with.
Carefully review your goals statement and curriculum plan 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. You will receive an email with your unique link to the Goals Analysis form, where you can record the goals identified in step 2 and upload the curriculum plan developed in steps 3. 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 and your academic coordinator will automatically receive it.