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The Office of Public Health Practice & Training

For Faculty

All Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) professional degree students (MPH, MSPH, DrPH) are required to complete a practicum to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements.

JHSPH Faculty have the opportunity to provide practicum opportunities for MPH students through courses with a practicum component, special studies practicum opportunities, and/or connecting students to practicum opportunities with outside organizations. Learn more about the MPH practicum and review practicum requirements and examples of practicum experiences

Courses with a practicum component

Review all current approved JHSPH courses with a practicum component here.  

Special Studies practicum opportunities

Practicum opportunities may be developed through ongoing research or other activities at JHSPH departments or centers that are not associated with a course. These might be ad hoc opportunities, or institutionalized ones that are offered annually. You can connect students with these opportunities through developing and coordinating special studies practicum opportunities. You can serve as the preceptor, or someone from the partnering organization can serve as the preceptor. 

Special studies practicum must involve a partnering organization (e.g. JHSPH Centers/Institutes, local and state public health agencies, community-based organizations, international non-governmental agencies and organizations, data coordinating centers for clinical trials such as MACS, ALIVE, etc.).

Connecting students to practicum opportunities with outside organizations

Through existing networks and relationships, you may know of organizations that could serve as sites for MPH practicum opportunities. You can connect the students with organizations directly, or you could refer the organizations to the MPH Practicum Team.

Please feel free to contact us at any point with your questions or concerns at


Links to all Forms and Documents for Faculty

Practicum FAQ for Faculty and Academic Advisors

MPH Practicum Certificate Program Questions

Contact Information

Paulani Mui, MPH Practicum Coordinator