Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)


In the final semester of MPH training, students complete the ILE: a culminating project conducted under the supervision of a Faculty Advisor. The purpose of the ILE is to help each student integrate information and skills gained in coursework and the Applied Practice Experience 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 ILE projects include:

  • Creating an adolescent sexual and reproductive health brochure
  • Developing a storyboard initiative to improve cold-holding practices at food facilities
  • Creating an infographic displaying the results of health and weight benefits of a worksite wellness program
  • Implementing an intervention to improve self-efficacy in a fitness setting
  • Creating an action plan on condom availability program in Chicago high schools