HBS offers many opportunities to engage in practice through coursework that connects students to outside organizations and agencies.
For students in the MPH program, some courses, such as the Baltimore Community Practicum and the PHASE Internship, provide a fully-developed practice experience and fulfill the entire MPH practicum requirement for all students who complete the course. In other cases, the instructor may be able to connect only some of the students in the course with practice experience, or may provide a more limited practice experience that only partially satisfies the practicum requirement. Students are expected to simultaneously complete the didactic course and the practice component.
Download a list of current courses and their practice content here. Please note that not all of these courses contain an approved practicum component.
MPH students can find a listing of approved courses here.
The MSPH program incorporates a required field placement. For more information, click here.
For more information on practice opportunities for DrPH students, click here.
Course descriptions and related information can be found in the online catalog.
The Department of Health, Behavior and Society also offers a Certificate Program in Community-Based Public Health (CBPH). This certificate trains recipients in the skills and knowledge necessary for community-based public health program development, management and evaluation, community-based participatory research (CPBR) and other research in community settings.
State-specific Information for Online and Externship Programs
Students in the MSPH program currently cannot conduct field placements in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio or Oregon. Students in the DRPH program currently cannot conduct practicum experiences in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio or Oregon. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.