Students seeking practicum credit or dissertation experience can come to the Center with interest in a specific project or faculty member’s research portfolio. Practicum or dissertation students are typically PhD candidates who are required to complete a number of fieldwork hours within their area of focus--such as epidemiology or health literacy. Practicum and dissertation students complete a learning contract before their experience begins, clearly outlining their expectations, hours they will devote to the specific project, and anticipated deliverables. Students seeking dissertation experience will likely be working with a specific faculty member who may be a member or chair of their dissertation committee.

We are currently undergoing organizational restructuring. Therefore our dissertation and practicum programs are on temporary hold. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McHone at kelly.mchone1@uky.edu.