The culminating experience, known as the Capstone Project (2 units), is a requirement for completion of the MPH degree. The purpose of the capstone is to provide the culminating, integrative curriculum experience for the students during their last semester prior to graduation. As such, the course draws on the student’s prior training in the five core areas of public health, their additional required coursework in their selected concentration, and their real world experience gained in the field prior to graduation. The capstone requirement also serves as a means whereby students can market themselves to potential employers, showcasing their professional development, accomplishments. Through development of a portfolio and final project, students reflect and integrate their training and experience with the goal of developing their own individual point of view regarding the role of public health.