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Completion Requirements

During the course of the program, students must meet all requirements and assignments outlined by the MSPH degree program and MSPH/RD Practicum syllabus.

MSPH Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 64 academic credits in formal coursework and a 32 credit practicum
  • Education Program Development/ Individualized Goals Analysis (IGA)
  • Departmental Written Comprehensive Examination
  • Practicum
  • MSPH Essay

MSPH/RD Practicum Requirements

  • Major clinical case study and presentation
  • Administrative project and presentation
  • Completion of all supervised practice experiences in each rotation as outlined in rotation curriculum
  • 1200 hours of supervised practice


Students will be evaluated as follows:

  • During and at the completion of each course by the instructor
  • Evaluation of comprehensive exam and MSPH essay
  • At the completion of each rotation by the preceptor
  • Self-evaluations at the completion of each practicum rotation
  • Mid-term and final cumulative evaluation by the practicum program director
  • Evaluation for each of the major projects and presentations

Students must receive satisfactory grades of C or higher in all required courses and continuously maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.50 in order to remain a degree candidate in good standing.

While in practicum, students must achieve an average of 85 percent or greater to graduate from the program. The student is expected to meet professional competencies, standards of professional practice and standards of conduct established by the MSPH/RD program. A verification statement will be provided upon completion of the program.

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