As a part of the MPH and MSPH degree requirements, all students must complete a Culminating Experience in addition to their coursework. Distance learning MPH students have two options for satisfying the requirements for the Culminating Experience. These include writing a Public Health Analysis Manuscript or passing a proctored Master's Comprehensive Examination. Distance learning MSPH students can only satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement by writing the Thesis while working in conjunction with Dr. Roy Rando.
School of Public Health Comprehensive Exam
The comprehensive exam is one of the two options for satisfying the culminating experience requirement for the professional master’s degrees of public health. The MPH degrees that are eligible to take the exam include: Disaster Management, Occupational and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Management (exam does not satisfy the requirement for the MSPH in Industrial Hygiene). The Culminating Experience is designed to demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge across the core areas of public health. The comprehensive exam consist of two parts: Part A covers the public health core courses; Part B covers departmental competencies and is given separately.
Industrial Hygiene Comprehensive Exam
The format is objective and may include multiple-choice questions, true/false, matching, fill in the blank, etc. The exam will contain questions composed by the distance-learning faculty and may cover any of the following subject areas (rubrics) to the extent of their inclusion in the curriculum.