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The Capstone Project Handbook provides definitive guidance for the  completion of the MPH Capstone Project. The timelines, policies, and prerequisites for completion of the project as well as the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of students and faculty are outlined in this handbook."

Students conducting a Capstone project produce a substantial, original, independently written manuscript concerning a significant public health problem and share and defend their work during an oral presentation.

The Capstone project is a significant undertaking that gives students the opportunity to develop their analytical skills and to gain expertise in a subject area.


The Capstone process usually takes three-four semesters and consists of three phases:

  • Planning and project development (usually occurring in the first and second semesters of the program),
  • Conducting the project (usually occurring in the second or third semester of the program),
  •  Analyzing and summarizing project results (the fourth, or last, semester of the program).

Joint and dual degree students may have different timelines.



Deadlines & Upcoming Events  



 Capstone Project Resources


Capstone Handbook



Proposal Outline


Capstone Deadlines



Presentation Outline



Submission Checklist




Overview of the Capstone Project

For the slides click below:

cap overview




Student Capstone Forms


Outline: One Page proposal Summary

Culminating Experience Declaration Form 

IRB Screening From (for all projects)

IRB Proposal Guideline (for projects requiring IRB review only)

Publication Statement Form


Faculty Capstone Forms


Evaluation Rubric for Capstone Proposal

Capstone Project Advising Form

 Presentation Evaluation Form

 Project Evaluation Form  (Final Grading Rubric)