Capstone Statement – Masters of Public Health

Capstone Statement – Masters of Public Health

The capstone project will be based on your capstone statement, a statement that reflects your intended capstone experience. For this assignment, submit your capstone statement.

Instructions

Select one capstone project path from below:

Grant Development
Data analysis and report
Capacity building project
Epidemiological Investigation
Program planning, implementation and evaluation
Survey development and implementation
Community assessment
Health policy statement/advocacy

The capstone project statement will consist of three parts:

  1. Rational on capstone project path.
  2. Problem statement
  3. General project expectations

Parts 1 and 3 should be based on appropriate evidence. Part 2 is a single sentence that encapsulates your project.

Your problem statement must be a detailed, single sentence that summarizes your project. The problem statement may be written as the six Ws: who, what, where, when, whom, and why.

The ?Who? ? This is you, the MPH candidate.

The ?What? ? This is your capstone project path.

The ?Where? ? This is the environment(s) that will be used to complete the project.

The ?When? ? This is the time period to complete your project.

The ?Whom? ? This may indicate any other persons/populations associated with your project.

The ?Why? ? This is the purpose of your project.

Example problem statement

During an 8 week period, the MPH candidate will design and implement a pain management community assessment for fibromyalgia patients in Seattle, Washington to study the need for health education efforts in the target population.

Sample problem statement template

During [the ?when?], the MPH candidate will [the ?what?] for [the ?who?] in [the ?where?] to [the ?why?].