All students pursuing an MPH degree must complete a practicum. This is to ensure that students have practical experience to support academic skills and information acquired within the broad field of public health before they enter the world of public health practice. To fulfill this requirement, students will generally register for a one-credit pass/fail course. Students who can demonstrate appropriate practice experience prior to beginning their MPH studies may apply for a waiver. Under the advisement of their department chair/program advisor, students must apply for the waiver in writing and attach accompanying documentation during their first year of matriculation at the School of Health Sciences and Practice.