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.
Select one capstone project path from below:
Data analysis and report
Capacity building project
Program planning, implementation and evaluation
Survey development and implementation
Health policy statement/advocacy
The capstone project statement will consist of three parts:
- Rational on capstone project path.
- Problem statement
- 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?].