The Culminating Experience (CE) is a capstone-style extensive research or practice-related project in the area of public health completed during students' final year of study. The CE process provides the structure that allows the student to take responsibility for and to succeed in the development, conduct, and completion of the project. While some students complete their research with Northwestern, others seek opportunities to partner with a community group or government agency for their project.
Culminating Experience Documents:
Students completing the Culminating Experience during the current academic year must submit their assignments through CANVAS
Please contact the MPH Professional Experience Committee with any questions or concerns regarding the Culminating Experience.
- Fall 2018 Completion Timeline
- Spring 2019 1 Year MPH Students
- Spring 2019 MD/MPH, PhD/MPH, Part-Time/MPH Students
- Spring 2020 1 Year MPH Students
- Spring 2020 MD/MPH, PhD/MPH, Part-Time MPH Students
- Spring 2021 1 Year MPH Students
- Spring 2021 MD/MPH, PhD/MPh, Part-Time MPH Students
You can access CE-related documents, modules, and other important documents here.
Past Culminating Experience titles include:
- The Efficiency of Analytics Projects at Chicago Department of Public Health: a Case Study and Needs Assessment
- Trends in Exposure to Firearms and Violence among Chicago Public High School Students: Findings from the Youth Risk Behavioral Survey, 2007–2013
- Understanding Infrastructure Related Issues and Gap-Filling Measures in Public Health Projects in Developing Countries
- Comparison of Publicly- vs. Privately-Provided Tuberculosis Care in Chicago, 2008-2011
- Correlates of Short Interpregnancy Intervals: A Prospective Cohort Study of Pennsylvanian Women