The purpose of the capstone project (also referred to as a culminating experience) is to have MPH students demonstrate the application and mastery of the MPH program core competencies. This culminating experience is required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting agency for programs of public health.
The capstone project allows students to demonstrate proficiency in the public health core and cross-cutting competencies. Students will work closely with MPH faculty to identify a meaningful and scholarly capstone project that will contribute to the discipline of public health. Students will develop their capstone project based on their academic interests and their future career goals. Successful completion and presentation of the capstone signifies that the MPH student is prepared to be a public health practitioner.