During their field training experience, MPH students develop two public health products that are meaningful to their placement site, such as health promotion messages, project reports, or data analyses graphs and charts.
The products they develop during their experience help students demonstrate at least five (5) public health competencies, at least three (3) of which are foundational, and the remaining two (2) of which may be foundational or concentration-specific.
Current students can learn more about the competency requirements of the MPH field training experience through the MPH Student Resources portal in UB Learns.
We prepare graduates to address the most critical public health issues our world faces. Essential skills in addressing health disparities are the ability to work with diverse populations; understand issues of equity; recognize and appreciate cultural values; and improve health communication, advocacy and policy making. Applying these skills can help to mitigate health inequities.
Students must address at least one diversity-related foundational competency from the list as one of the three foundational competencies addressed in their culminating project, which is the final requirement to earn the MPH degree: