A professional paper is required of all students and serves as a capstone, applied-learning experience. The professional paper will typically describe a public health action, intervention, or an increase in knowledge useful to public health practice that has resulted from the student’s internship experience, professional employment, or research.
The professional paper courses (MPH 6991, MPH 6992) are initiated in sequence after the completion of the prerequisite courses. Prerequisites for MPH 6992 include MPH 6991 and all core courses.
Starting in fall semester 2017, MPH 6992 students will present their professional paper project in a poster presentation format as part of a medical center wide research day.
Orientation for MPH 6991 is available online and consists of a brief PowerPoint presentation and three lectures recorded on Mediasite. All MPH 6991 students are required to view all of these within the first three weeks of the semester.