The School of Public Health was dubbed the "school without walls" when it was founded. It is a description and a charge that remains the hallmark of its degree programs. To be sure, students at the School of Public Health become active practicing public health from the start.
In fact, students at the School of Public Health accrued more than 70,000 hours of time practicing public health last year. The practicum work was carried out at the following locations across Philadelphia, the nation and overseas:
Local, state and federal government agencies
Ours students have routinely ranked this as one of the most meaningful and fulfilling portions of their academic programs at the School of Public Health. In fact, the hands-on experience is one the main reasons students say they decided to enroll at Drexel University.
All full-time MPH students begin practicum work during their first year. In the spring quarter of the first year, students are required to complete a 120-hour practicum as part of a course on Community Assessment that provides them with hands-on experience in community-based settings. In the second year, students are required to work 1.5 days per week across the academic year at a community site where they are developing their required Community-based Master’s Project linked to their area of concentration.
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