C U L M I N A T I N G    E X P E R I E N C E

The culminating experience is one trimester integrating requisite mandatory for graduation for the Master in Public Health. The purpose of the Culminating Experience is to provide an opportunity for students to reflect, integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired during classroom and practice experiences while pursuing their public health degree. The CE serves as evidence of acquisition of public health competences and occurs after majority of course requirements are completed.

There are two options for culminating experience approved by PSMHS Public Health Program, either a culminating exam or a “capstone project”. This course syllabus describes the capstone project. The capstone project requires that students apply public health competences and principles to the development or implementation of a special project in a selected domain of professional public health practice.The product of the capstone project will be an oral presentation and a formal paper. Students can ask for input or feedback during their preparation of the capstone project but each individual must independently prepare a product with a unique focus. The guidelines for capstone project are available in the student manual Culminating Experience Guidelines.