Participants & Concentrators

Students have the opportunity to complete the Public Health Leadership Lab as either a Participant or Concentrator. In fall 2022, students will indicate on their application if they’re applying as a Participant or Concentrator.  Specifically for the Concentrator option, you must satisfy all Fall requirements and submit the Concentrator Declaration form (this will be available in Fall 2) in order to continue with the program in Spring semester. We highly encourage those who are in online programs (MPH-EPI and MPH-GEN) to apply for our Participant option.

If you plan to complete the PHL Lab program as a Concentrator and only have 1 year at HSPH, please take some of your leadership coursework in the fall semester. For those who will be at HSPH beyond 1 year, you have a maximum of 2 years to complete the 10 credits.

Please review our program timeline below:timelineProgram requirements for Participants and Concentrators

Participants - Virtual

Participants are working towards receiving an official “Letter of Participation” in the Public Health Leadership Lab. They will complete all program requirements virtually during fall semester:

Concentrators - In Person

Concentrators are working towards receiving an official “Letter of Completion” in the Interdisciplinary Public Health Leadership Concentration. They will complete the same requirements as a Participant in the fall and additional requirements in J-Term and Spring. The program will be delivered in-person.

Concentrators’ Same Requirements as Participants

Fall Semester

Concentrators’ Additional Requirements

Fall Semester


Spring Semester

  • 2 Concentrator Retreats + 1 Concentrator Summit – Facilitated workshops to support integrating self-assessment training and leadership coursework
    • First Concentrator Retreat will be held on Sat, Feb 11, 2023 from 10AM – 2PM ET, lunch break will be included.
    • The Concentrator Summit will be held on Thurs, Mar 30, 2023 from 5:30PM – 7:20PM
    • Second Concentrator Retreat will be held on Sat, Apr 29, 2023 from 10AM – 2PM ET, lunch break will be included.
  • 3 Executive Coach Meetings
  • Peer Group Meetings
  • Final Self-Reflection Assignment
  • 10-Credit Course Assignment + Unofficial Transcripts