Most two year MPH, MHA students complete their Applied Practice Experience (APEx) during the summer months between the first and second year of study. DrPH students typically prefer the summer timeline. Alternatives include a placement during the third or fourth semester of study and, in rare circumstances, an intensive placement of shorter duration. Global Health students must complete a 6-month practicum experience outside of the U.S.

Students can select from domestic and international sites previously established by Field Practice (open School-wide); or by their Department; or select an individual site for approval by their Academic or Departmental advisor. Current students access Field Practice sites and other school-wide practicum listings via CourseWorks (PUBHP 6085). For departmental sites contact your academic coordinator or academic advisor.

Read more on how to find the right practicum for you