Fieldwork for MPH in Community Health

For MPH students in the Community Health concentration who matriculated in Fall 2019 or later, the CHSS 696: Community Health Practice Collaborative I and CHSS 698: Community Health Practice Collaborative II courses will fulfill your fieldwork and capstone requirements.

In CHSS 696 and CHSS 698, students work in groups with community organizations to gain real-world experience in the design of a public health project. Students will be presented with several possible collaborative community health projects to work on as part of a group. Groups will comprise approximately five students, in partnership with members from the outside organization (eg, CBO, health department, health center), and with guidance from the instructor. Depending on the nature of the topic, student groups will complete at least two project deliverables (eg, narrative review, data collection instrument, grant proposal, curriculum development, data collection, data analysis). You do not need to attend the fieldwork orientation prior to taking CHSS 696. You will not be responsible for finding your own fieldwork placements, so there is no preparation needed prior to taking CHSS 696.

If you have been accepted into a named internship or fellowship program such as HRTP, EPI Scholars, Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Population (CEESP) Program, Mount Sinai Public Health Internship, Mount Sinai Global Health Disparities Research Training Program, Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF), Region 2 Public Health Training Center, or Public Health Solutions Legacy Project Internship, you may be eligible to use this as your CHSS 696 project. To inquire about your eligibility, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) at