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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.

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Last modified: Oct 16, 2019
Accreditation & Affiliations


The University of Kansas Master of Public Health Program (KU-MPH) is proud to announce that we have been reaccredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) until July 1, 2025. CEPH, the independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health, acted at its June 14-16, 2018 meeting to accredit the KU-MPH program for a seven-year term.

Final Accreditation Report - June 2018
Final Self-Study Report - September 2017

Member, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) .

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