Each student is assigned a Faculty Advisor upon matriculation into the program. Whenever possible, that advisor will be a faculty member in the student’s concentration: Evaluative Sciences, Community Health, or Public Health Practice. The student may change advisors at any time with the consent of the Director of the Program in Public Health. In addition, students who change their concentration will be assigned, or may select, a Faculty Advisor in the new concentration.
Faculty Advisors must meet with their advisees at least twice a year to discuss students’ progress through the program, assess academic growth, and provide guidance with independent study and practicum projects. The Faculty Advisor also discusses students’ expectations for the future and acts as a touchstone if the student is having problems. Two mandatory meetings take place at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters and can be conducted in person or by phone, whichever is preferred by both the student and Faculty Advisor. Students will be notified by the Program to schedule an appointment with their Faculty Advisor. At other times, students should contact their Faculty Advisor directly to make appointments.