MPH students must fulfill departmental requirements for their competency-based practicum. At Mailman, students must complete a Scope of Work form (SOW); the SOW needs to be approved by their academic advisor and their department coordinator prior to starting the practicum. As indicated in the table below, each department has specific hourly requirements regarding the practicum experience. More information on the details of departmental requirements can be found by clicking on the departmental tab or by reaching out to the contacts below.

DepartmentMinimum Required TimeContact
BiostatisticsNo hourly requirementJustine Herrera
Environmental Health Sciences150-300 hoursNina Kulacki
Epidemiology280 hours (Columbia MPH)
140 hours (Accelerated MPH)
Dr. Batya Elul
Health Policy & Management350 hours
Full-time summer practicum for 8-10 weeks
Emily Austin
Population & Family Health140 hours for domestic
International: 8-10 weeks minimum,
10-12 weeks strongly encouraged
Chelsea Kolff
Sociomedical Sciences280 hours (Columbia MPH)
140 hours (Accelerated MPH)
Andrea Constancio