Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Integrative Learning Experience (ILE)

ILE Requirements

During the final semester(s) of study, students are required to complete an integrative learning experience that demonstrates synthesis of foundational and program competencies. ILEs require two products: 1) a high-quality written product and 2) a presentation on the ILE.  

 High-quality written products can take many forms (e.g. mentored research report, journal article, grant application, policy development, project plan, evaluation or technical report, etc.)

Regardless of the type of product, the written portion of the ILE must minimally contain:

  • Clearly defined overview, background and significance, or statement of the problem
  • Thorough literature review
  • Discussion or critical analysis
  • Recommendations, public health implications, or conclusions


Students can complete their written ILE through curricular or co-curricular pathways. The final draft of the ILE must be submitted to the e-Portfolio at least two weeks before the end of the semester (three weeks, if you include finals week) to allow faculty reviewers enough time to assess your work.

 

Curricular ILEs

PH 599, Thesis, is six-credit hours and must follow requirements set forth by the Graduate School.  The thesis and public defense meet both ILE requirements.

PH 588, Capstone, is a three-credit hour applied practice experience class.  As part of the course, students must complete an individual, evidence-based project/report; this is presented to the client. The project/report and presentation meet both ILE requirements.

PH 530, Independent Investigations, is a one- to three-credit hour class that allows students, under faculty supervision, to pursue an individual research or practice interest. Students may use this course to complete the written portion of their ILE.

PH 546, Internship, may provide opportunities for students to complete the written portion of the ILE.  

 

Co-Curricular ILEs

Co-curricular APEs may provide opportunities for students to complete the written portion of the ILE, if the competency-based project meets the guidelines.

Co-curricular Research Projects can be used to for the written portion of the ILE.

Take-home Essay Exams can be requested for the written portion of the ILE. Requests must be submitted via email to the MPH program coordinator no later than the beginning of the third week of the student's final semester of study.

 

Presentation

ILEs other than thesis or capstone projects will be presented during a public health symposium during the last week of classes. Instructions for presentations are posted in the MPH Student organizational site on Blackboard.  Provisions are made to accommodate distance learners.

ILE Deadlines and Dates

 

May 2018 Graduates

Take-home exam request

Final draft of ILE paper (non-thesis, non-capstone)

ILE Presentations

 

August 2018 Graduates

Take-home exam request

Final draft of ILE paper (non-thesis, non-capstone)

ILE Presentations

 

December 2018 Graduates

Take-home exam request

Final draft of ILE paper (non-thesis, non-capstone)

ILE Presentations

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 7/20/17