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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

About the MPH Practicum

All MPH students are required to complete a practicum experience to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements.

The intent of the practicum requirement is to engage students in activities aligned with their career goals, as well as activities that demonstrate application of public health concepts and critical thinking relevant to the student’s area of interest.  Students will seek out activities that further develop their skill set and add new tools to their professional toolkit.  Upon completion of the MPH program, students will be able to provide evidence of application of these skills to potential employers.

View more information For Students and For Preceptors.

Read about the specific practicum requirements (inlcuding the MPH Learning Objectives), and review some examples of practicum experiences.  If you still have questions, take a look at the frequently asked questions

You can also view the practicum section of the 2014-2015 Full-time MPH Student Manual, on pages 45-56.

For more information visit the helfpul links or contact information.


Note: The following information in this section are specific to the MPH practicum requirement.  All professional degree students (MPH, MSPH, DrPH) will need to complete a practicum to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements.

If you are interested in practicum with the other graduate degree programs, please contact practice@jhu.edu for more information.