Fieldwork — also known as a practicum — allows students to expand their education beyond the classroom. This type of work will help students apply the knowledge and skills that they have learned in the classroom in real-world settings. The experience will shape their leadership skills and create professional connections within their area of interest.

MPH students will complete one practicum, typically between their first and second year.

Our Field Education Program allows students to choose the location of their practicum — locally, nationally or internationally — so that it aligns with their interests and career goals. Our community partners in St. Louis connect students to the best advocates and clinicians in the region.

A field adviser will help students make sure that the practicum site they choose will help develop the skills and connections they will need after graduation.