Practice-based learning combines the current and innovative educational curriculum of the school’s academic degree programs with real world experiences. Colorado School of Public Health students apply classroom lessons in the context of solving current public health issues facing our communities. Throughout the program, students network with potential employers, develop essential career-building skills, and start the process of life-long learning and professional development.

Master of Public Health (MPH) students are required to complete a practicum and a capstone project during their time in the MPH program. The practicum and capstone can be completed anywhere in the world, and can be coordinated with the same host site, or with two different hosts. Visit the Practicum and Capstone Opportunities page to begin getting ideas about the types of organizations that could support your practicum and capstone.

Current MPH students should contact their assigned practicum or capstone advisor with any questions.

Employers interested in hosting students for practicum or capstone can contact Kendra Bigsby at