Capstone Integrated Learning Experience (CILE) is an integrated experience in the Master of Public Health (MPH) that allows students to apply and synthesize the concepts, knowledge and skills acquired throughout their course of study to successfully demonstrate public health competency.
CILE's integration process starts during the first term with the completion of 10 brief modules aimed at enhancing the students' writing skills (PUBH 893) and with the selection of a CILE topic in Concepts, Practice & Leadership in Public Health (PUBH 831). The process continues into Public Health Research Methods and Ethics (PUBH 832) before terminating in the submission of the final Capstone paper and oral presentation (PUBH 893). The CILE final paper and presentation must meet the scholarly requirements of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM), which include addressing the MPH's foundational and track specific competencies.
Students are required to enroll in PUBH 893 in every term until the completion of the MPH. Upon successful completion students are awarded three (3) graduate level credits.