The objective of the MPH program is to develop environmental health leaders who can synthesize the technical, environmental, economic, health, and social issues involved in the design and operation of complex environmental health systems, and organizations. The purpose of the public health practicum is to provide students with a work-related experience designed to integrate environmental health theory and practice in an applied setting under supervision. Students will develop and demonstrate their skill at synthesis through participation in the public health practicum. At the end of the practicum students will present their projects in an open forum accessible by community members. ESHH 509 may be taken as two 3-credit courses during subsequent terms.