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Victory over disease and disability has become an understandably popular and realistic goal.
– Harold Varmus, M.D. Director National Cancer Institute, Nobel Prize Laureate


In the final semester of MPH training, students complete the Capstone: a culminating project conducted under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor. The purpose of the Capstone is to help each student integrate information and skills gained in coursework and the Practicum to address a public health issue or problem. A wide variety of projects may be appropriate, including projects related to research, program evaluation, training a public health workforce, and community interventions to improve health.

Examples of recent MPH Capstone projects include:


  • Develop educational materials for public health practitioners
  • Create and deliver a training session for case managers who work with clients living with HIV/AIDS
  • Perform an analysis of how a local health department can identify and meet local health needs
  • Co-author and present a scholarly article regarding drug prevention programs’ impact on the health and access to health care in lower-income communities of color