Field Experiences

Real World Value


“Hands on” is no empty phrase in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs.  It’s an integral part of every class, where students learn not only the theory, but the skills needed to pursue public or allied health careers.

The Applied Learning Experience (ALE) and PREP Capstone are the most intensive and important courses required of students in the PHPD Programs.  They allow students to integrate and apply much of what they’ve learned in previous courses. The ALE and Capstone also provide students the chance to experience first-hand the limitations and opportunities of public and allied health practices, while producing something of real world value. These program requirements also serve as a means for faculty to evaluate a student’s preparedness to enter the public or allied health field.

A final culminating experience advantage is the leverage a good project provides in helping secure not just a job, but the particular job sought after graduation, which has been the case for quite a few alumni.

Click on the following links for more information:

Information for Preceptors
MPH ALE Requirements  
MS-HCOM ALE Requirements 
PREP Capstone Requirements