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Gain real-world experience through a range of practical learning experiences

We are committed to public health practice, while maintaining strong connections with community and government in the region and across the globe.

In particular we are dedicated to improving the conditions in which people live in the Greater Philadelphia region. This philosophy translates into doing real, collaborative work with community partners that produces tangible results and is integrated into the School's academic, research and service activities.

Student Practical Experiences

We offer students a range of practical learning experiences during their time at Dornsife.

First Year Practicum

MPH students complete a 120-hour practicum in an organization of their choice, gaining important real-world experience.

Culminating Experience

MPH students complete a Community-Based Masters Project (CBMP) throughout their second year in coordination with an external organization as a community research project, internship, or collaborative project with a faculty member.

Global Field Practice Experience

A Global Field Practice Experience provides MPH students the opportunity to apply theory and principles of professional practice in global health and international development, that can potentially culminate in a CBMP project proposal.

Center for Public Health Practice

The Center for Public Health Practice translates knowledge into practice by creating a bridge between academia and the public health workforce. This both assists faculty in the dissemination of their work and responds to the needs of the public health community.

The CPHP brings the resources of the School to public health practitioners and engages public health organizations, healthcare organizations, and academia in meaningful and sustained partnership to address health in cities and improve the health of our communities. CPHP achieves this through training and technical assistance, conducting needs assessments, and preparing for accreditation.

CPHP Trainings and Activities

Population Health Spotlight Speaker Series

The CPHP is the home of the federally funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, a collaborative project with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to increase the technical skills of the public health and health care workforce.

MAR-PHTC Event Information and Registration