182.850.01 SPECIAL STUDIES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINEERING MSPH ESSAY
Students work with their advisors to formulate, research, finalize, and gain approval of their master’s essay, which is based on a required Independent Professional Project (IPP). Students write the essay as a professional report summarizing the findings of the IPP. This represents a substantive application of professional technical skills through the process of collecting and summarizing data and reviewing appropriate literature. One credit is awarded at the completion of each of three stages: 1) submission of an acceptable proposal, 2) submission of an acceptable report, and 3) successful completion of a seminar at the end of the program.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Synthesize, integrate, and apply the skills and competencies they have acquired to a workplace exposure assessment/management problem
Augment their training by pursuing an independent project within their particular area of interest or specialized competency
Prepare a professional report on their findings
Present in an oral seminar setting