Field Education and Practice

The Applied Practice Experience

The Applied Practice Experience, or practicum, is at the heart of the public health professional degree program

Prior Practice Sites and Projects

Explore the wide range of field projects from past years

Practicum Updates During COVID-19

Current practicum information and travel policies for students and host organizations impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Field education and practice are central to the professional development of public health professionals pursuing masters and doctoral degrees.

Every year, students work closely with accomplished practitioners in public health organizations based in metro-Boston, other parts of the U.S., and international settings to address current public health problems, advancing the work of the host organization while deepening their own professional skill sets and field-specific competencies.


Recent student field education and practice stories

Coral Reef Health in Kiribati

Haley Barravecchia worked with the Kiribati government and Kiribati government fisheries officersto conduct toxicological assessments of heavy metals present in the water, in the algae, and in the fish

Clearing the Air

For Alicia Nelson, MPH ’20, boosting Alaskans’ health means promoting dialogue between public health officials and the community

Engaging with gun rights advocates on suicide prevention

Looking to the future, Morissa Sobelson Henn sees a path to ensuring that fewer people take their own lives with a firearm.