The Culminating Experience must be completed in the last semester of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UGA College of Public Health. More commonly known as the Capstone Project, the Culminating Experience provides comprehensive documentation of the student’s comprehension of the MPH Core Competencies. It also serves as the UGA Graduate School’s non-thesis equivalent of the mastery of a student’s academic discipline.
Students must be enrolled in PBHL 7800 during the semester they undertake their Capstone Project. They cannot enroll in this class for more than ONE semester, or undertake more than three academic credits.
For more information about the MPH Capstone Project, please refer the Capstone Manual relevant to your year. Additional materials, such as the Capstone registration form and sample capstones can be found below.
Top MPH Capstone Presentations from the 2018 Spring Poster Day
- “Does BASELINE CD4 Count PREDICT Symptoms Related to Mental Illness In HIV Infected Patients?” – Christopher Bland, MPH in epidemiology
- “Risk of Brucellosis, Tularemia, and Chronic Wasting Disease in US Hunters: A Systematic Review” – Devann Kirkpatrick, MPH in epidemiology
- “Disaster Preparedness Practices Among Puppy Raisers” – Shelby Naar, MPH in disaster management
- “Application of UAVs in Radiation Detection” – Sai Nagula, MPH in disaster management