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.

Capstone Manuals:

Capstone Manual 2017-18
Capstone Manual 2016-17
Capstone Manual 2015-16
Capstone Manual 2014-15
Capstone Manual 2013-14

Forms:

Capstone Registration Form
Capstone Sample Rubric
Capstone Sample Signature Page

Sample Capstones:

Biostatistics
Sample 1-Paper
Sample 1-Paper

Environmental Health
Sample 1-Paper
Sample 1-Paper

Epidemiology
Sample 1-Paper
Sample 1-Poster
Sample 2-Paper
Sample 2-Poster

Gerontology
Sample 1-Paper

Health Policy & Management
Sample 1-Paper
Sample 1-Poster

Health Promotion and Behavior
Sample 1-Paper
Sample 1-Poster
Sample 2-Paper
Sample 2-Poster

MPH Student Handbook Archive:

2017-18 MPH Student Handbook
2016-17 MPH Student Handbook
2015-16 MPH Student Handbook