MPH Integrated Learning Experience (ILE)/Special Project

**Please refer to your Program of Study or your graduate advisor to determine which course meets your concentration requirement.**


A culminating experience that results in a scholarly product to demonstrate synthesis of MPH foundational and concentration competencies. The purpose of the product is to provide an opportunity for the student to apply public health knowledge and critical-thinking skills to investigate or analyze a public health issue relevant to their field of study and long-term goals in public health. The product should be directed at an outside public health stakeholder (for example: an organization where one of the student's applied practice experiences took place). Examples of products include: a program evaluation, a training manual, data analysis related to a research activity, or a policy analysis. Students who chose to use the field experience/internship as the basis of an applied practice experience may choose to expand or enhance the APE product for their ILE product. In all cases a high-quality written product must be developed as an individual product.    


PHC 6943 Integrated Learning Experience Syllabus

PHC 6977 Special Project Syllabus

 Registration Process

  • For any university-related international travel related to your ILE or SP, you must complete the USF Health Student Travel Process PRIOR to the travel. Please contact for more information.

  • Complete the required Foundation training in the Human Research Protections. See these web pages for more information:

  • Complete either the Special Project Contract or the Integrated Learning Experience Contract via Archivum at (View Instructions).

  • Following approval, an email containing the registration details will be sent to the student’s USF Health email account.


Writing Resources