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MSPH Capstone Social and Behavioral Interventions

East Baltimore
Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this course was held in a virtual/online format.
4th Term
International Health
Variable Credit
Academic Year
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

All other MSPH SBI requirements must be taken before or concurrently with the capstone project.

Offers students an opportunity to integrate and apply program skills and competencies to a public health problem in a format that approximates a professional practice experience. Fosters students’ ability to produce scholarly papers that provide a meaningful contribution to knowledge of the health of underserved populations. Guides students’ development of tangible evidence of expertise that addresses specific applied topics relevant to international health.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop a concise and cohesive written document that defines a public health problem, a population of interest, and have a defined geographic scope
  2. Conduct a comprehensive literature review
  3. Synthesize relevant literature in a specific public health topic
  4. Analyze and present public health data in a scholarly paper
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 99% Paper(s)
Enrollment Restriction
Only for MSPH SBI students in their 2nd year