If you are a public health professional with relevant prior experience, you can request a field training waiver by completing the Waiver Request for Field Training based on previous public health experience.
To be eligible for a waiver, your prior experience must:
- Have public health practice experience. This may include assessing, monitoring or conducting surveillance of health problems or services in a population; establishing health objectives and priorities for populations/groups; conducting research on population-based health problems; developing policies and intervention strategies to meet public health needs; participating in disease-prevention and health-promotion programs; or studying the natural history of disease- or health-related effects in a population. Individual patient care in a hospital, clinic or physician office setting is not sufficient to be considered public health experience.
- Meet all requirements of MPH field training including developing at least two products that demonstrate a minimum of five MPH competencies. Learn more about MPH field training requirements here.
- Be at least 120 hours for a three-credit waiver.
Current students can visit the UB Learns MPH Student Resources portal and click Field Training to determine if they are eligible for a waiver, and access the Waiver form.