Master of Public Health (MPH)

Duration: 2.0 yrs | Mode: Regular / Distance / Part-time| Avg. Fees: 10,000 / Year

34 colleges

About

Masters of Public Health (MPH) is a two-year medical-field oriented program which offers structural knowledge about public health and provides candidates with the right skill sets and exposure to real-world problems in public health.

It is a multi-disciplinary course as it offers study from various disciplines such as Medicine. Information Technology, Management, Social Science, Social Issues etc. The main aim of the program is to promote sensitive issues such as health promotion, public health management, sanitation, health policy, health economics, epidemiology and biostatistics among others.

Masters of Public Health is a suitable career choice for candidates who aspire to work in federal, state and international health organizations and research institutions.

Eligiblity Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: Bachelor’s degree in any health/ science stream
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50% to 60%

Master of Public Health Admission Process:

  • Admission to the program is on the basis of aspirants performance on the relevant entrance exam. Some of the popular entrance exams are JNU Entrance Test, Panjab University Entrance Exam etc.
  • Some of the colleges also offer direct admissions on the basis of merit list.

Syllabus

First Year:

Introduction to Public Health

Demography & Population Sciences

Practicals / Field Visits

Research Methods in Public Health

Health Psychology, Communication & Counselling

Communicable & Infectious Diseases

Non- Communicable Diseases

Project Planning and Management

Human Biology & Public Health Chemistry

 

Second Year:

Health of Vulnerable Populations

International Health

Research Project

Occupational

Health Policy, Planning & Economics

Practical’s and Field Visits

Environmental Health & Sustainable Development

Health Systems Development & Management

Public Health Internship

Career Options and Job Prospects

Masters of Public Health course is designed in such a way that it cultivates management skills in the candidates and make them job-ready for various public health programs and services. The suitable fields for public health postgraduates are GIS, Consulting Firms, Evidence-Generation, Related Research and others.

The starting salary of a fresher in public health field is Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. Here’s a list of popular job roles for MPH postgraduates:

  • Management Policy Advisor
  • Biostatistician
  • Assistant Public Health Professor
  • Management Policy Advisor
  • Outcomes Researcher
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Community Activist
  • Health Care Specialist

Professionals who work in public health field are responsible for collecting relevant data and information and interpreting the data to arrive at conclusions and implement techniques to cater to the problems faced in the public health domain. Overall, they are an essential part of the administration of public health.