As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023. Learn more about how the realignment will affect the Zilber School of Public Health.

An integral component of the Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health (BSPH) and Master’s of Public Health (MPH) curriculum, the field experience enables students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to the practice setting.

Undergraduate students perform 120 hours of field experience as part of their curriculum. Graduate students complete 240 hours of field experience work.

Students can review the Field Experience Handbook (PDF) for a complete description of the internship, a timeline to enroll, and important forms.

Information for Site Preceptors

Site preceptors are an integral part of this experience. For an overview of the preceptor role, please see the field experience checklist and expectations (PDF). If you have any questions about this role, please contact Brieanna Harris at

Organizations interested in hosting a Zilber School of Public Health student for their required field experience should fill out the Field Experience Site Application (PDF) and submit it to Brieanna Harris at