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Public Health Capstone (PRVM 893)

The KU-MPH capstone is a 192 hour culminating experience that requires students to synthesize and integrate knowledge and/or apply theories and principles learned to and area of public health.  The capstone is meant to be completed at the end of the student's degree program and is designed to give the student an opportunity to apply skills to a variety of problems or issues in public health.

Each capstone will differ by concentration.  It is up to the student's capstone committee to determine which projects are suitable for the concentration.  Students are encouraged to be creative in proposing capstones, especially if the proposed product would meet a need in the community or the setting in which the student completed his/her internship.

The goals of the capstone are:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge and/or apply theories and principles learned across the MPH curriculum, particularly in the student's concentration, to an area of public health.
  2. Submit a written report describing activities and outcomes to the capstone committee.
  3. Complete an oral defense.

Important: Before scheduling your defense by completing the form below, please be sure that:

  • You and your committee members have agreed upon a date and time for your Capstone or Thesis defense.
  • Your defense is scheduled at least a month from when you complete this scheduling form. If less than a month, please contact your respective program directors.

If you have any questions about completing the scheduling form, please contact Farah Marhusin at

School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Population Health
Mail Stop 1008
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Fax: 913-588-2780