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PRVM 893. Public Health Capstone. 1-3 Hours.

The public health capstone is a 192 hour (12 hours/week for the 16 week semester) culminating experience that requires students to synthesize and integrate knowledge and/or apply theories and principles learned to an area of public health. The capstone is meant to be taken at the end of the student's degree program, and is designed to give the student an opportunity to apply their skills to a variety of problems or issues in public health. The capstone should be primarily focused on addressing concentration specific competencies. While the exact activities and outcomes of the capstone will differ across concentrations all capstones, regardless of concentration, must include a written report and an oral defense. Prerequisite: PRVM 891 Public Health Internship; previous attendance at two MPH capstone defenses; last semester of enrollment and be within 12 credits of graduation; must be in good academic standing. LEC.

Master of Public Health

The University of Kansas Master of Public Health program (KU-MPH) is a fully accredited, 42 credit hour graduate program with concentrations in Epidemiology and Public Health Practice. The program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 1998 and is offered through the Department of Population Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in Wichita. KU-MPH is also the only fully accredited MPH program in the state to become member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Our program vision is: Healthy Communities Our program mission is: To improve public health in Kansas, the Heartland, and the nation through excellence in education, discovery, and community engagement. KU-MPH graduates serve in a wide variety of public health fields, including clinical medicine, research, health education.