Field Training


Robert Coleman, an MPH in epidemiology student, assembles a drone during his field placement training with the Genesee and Orleans County Department of Health in Batavia, N.Y.

The field training experience is a cornerstone of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Agencies provide students with diverse public health experiences vital to professional growth.

Program Overview

During field training, you will be placed with a public health organization where you will apply knowledge and skills gained through your coursework in a hands-on practice-based experience. Under the mentorship of a site supervisor from your agency, you will develop products that help your organization achieve its goals, demonstrating foundational and concentration-specific public health competencies in the process.

Your site supervisor will be a public health practitioner, expert or leader at your organization, guiding you throughout the duration of this invaluable experience.

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Publish Your Work

Publish your MPH field training experience or Culminating Project through the Journal of Public Health Student Capstones (JPHSC).

The JPHSC is a quarterly journal seeking abstracts from MPH students highlighting experiential learning activities. It provides an opportunity to share your achievements with professionals, educators and your peers in public health.

Qualifying submissions can be data analyses, research proposals, program evaluations, historical or literature reviews on public health topics, or original research.

Learn more about the JPHSC abstract guidelines, and talk with faculty about submitting field training or culminating project work through this scholarly journal.