The work starts here.

You’ll learn by doing at SPH—and you’ll do more real-world public health and community service work here than you thought possible.


Number of unique student practicum sites in the past academic year.


What makes SPH graduates so successful in the world of public health? For one thing, the amount and quality of hands-on experience they acquire here.

With our extensive network of affiliated local, national, and international public health partners, students have access to an impressive range of practice opportunities. Boston’s concentration of health-related organizations and community-based research and service activities puts a multitude of options right in our backyard.

SPH students in the MPH and DrPH programs apply their classroom learning in a public health environment through a required practicum. Additionally, all students are encouraged to develop their professional skills by participating in community service projects that help underserved populations.