Master of Public Health: Course Details


Master of Public Health is a postgraduate course related to medical field. The duration of the course is two years. The two-year course is again divided in to 4 semesters of six months each. The final semester include study of electives and project work. The course study helps the candidate analyze the health characteristics as well as the risk factors in population. People working in this area of public health are responsible for planning, evaluating, and implementing the new ideals in improving health among masses.

The course helps the candidate to identify the ways to trace out the reasons behind the outbreak of a particular disease among the population. They are also responsible to carry out research on the same and to make out health issues that caused disease or its symptoms. Apart from the skills mentioned, the course helps the candidate to formulate healthy ideas related to public health policy.

Advantages or Benefits of Master of Public Health Course

The course study helps the candidate to acquire adequate skills in matters related to public health. The participants are provided with adequate theoretical and practical skills to perform well in their employment areas. The course study helps the candidate to grab a promising career anywhere in the country or abroad.

Eligibility required for Master of Public Health Course

The candidate who have completed any of the courses among MBBS/BDS/

B.V. Sc/BE/MA/M.Sc or its equivalent are eligible to apply for this course. The qualification must be acquired from a recognized University/Institute with at least 50% marks in the course. Those belonging to SC/ST are offered with 5% relaxation in marks. Moreover, the candidate has to pass the entrance exam carried out by the institute to get qualified for admission.

Entrance Exam Pattern Master of Public Health Course

The question pattern of entrance test may vary according to them authority that carries out the same. The common pattern includes multiple-choice questions, which can be completed with in 1 hour. It covers topics on numerical ability, logical reasoning, public health issues, and language skills. Those who pass the level have to pass in the second level interview to seek admission.

Application Procedure Master of Public Health Course

The details regarding the admission will be published in the official website of the institute that offers the course. First of all, the candidate has to apply for the entrance test through either method. The fee for obtaining the application form can be paid through banks or through electronic payment methods. Once the application form is received, it must be filled accurately and submitted to the recommended address before last date.

Colleges offering Master of Public Health Course

  • All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Asian Institute of Public Health, 1037, Shreeram Nagar, Samantarapur , Bhubaneshwar Khurda, Orissa
  • Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, #250, Masters Cottage, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross, Girinagar I Phase, Bangalore
  • Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, Registered Office and Training Centre : RZ-A-44, Mahipalpur , New Delhi (Delhi)
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research: School of Public Health, Sector-12, Chandigarh
  • Public Health Family Welfare Training Centre, Roop Nagar, Kharar (Punjab)
  • Public Health Foundation of India, PHD House, Second floor,4/2, Sirifort Institutional Area,August Kranti Marg , New Delhi
  • Public Health Institute, Patna (Bihar)
  • Public Health Institute, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  • School of Public Health: SRM University, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur , Kancheepuram

Course Curriculum of Master of Public Health Course

Semester –I

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Research Methods in Health
  • Issues in Public Health I
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Human Biology & Medical Terminology
  • Information Technology
  • Scientific Communication
  • Essentials of Management

Semester –II

  • Issues in Public Health II
  • Disease Epidemiology
  • Reproductive & Child Health
  • Information Education & Communication
  • Bio Statistics I
  • Quality in Health Care
  • Essentials of Health Economics & Public Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Field Training

Semester — III

  • Bio Statistics II
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Seminar
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Public Health Interventions

Semester – IV

  • Electives
  • Thesis /Project Works

Specialties under Master of Public Health Course

  • Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
  • Biostatistics
  • Biomedical and laboratory practice
  • Environmental health sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Health policy and management
  • International health
  • Maternal and child health
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Joint medicinal program
  • Joint law program
  • Joint social work

Textbooks on Master of Public Health Course

  • Infectious Diseases and Immunization by Utpal Kant Singh
  • Media research methods by Barrie Gunter
  • Introduction to Public Health by Mary Jane Schneider, Henry Schneider
  • Public Health by David Mc Kail
  • Public Health by Glenn Laverack
  • Public Health by Adriane Ruggiero, Dawn Laney
  • Nursing Practice & Public Health Administration by Sr Mary Lucita
  • Public Health Nutrition by Mark Lawrence
  • Issues in Public Health by Pomerleau , Mc Kee Joceline , Martin
  • Public Health Microbiologist Public Health Microbiologist by Tamra Orr
  • Health Officer’s Report by Public Health Dept Bombay
  • Public Health and Hospitals by Mich Board of Health
  • Principles and Practice of Public Health by Krishna Madhusudan
  • Law in Public Health Practice by Richard A Goodman, Richard E Hoffman, Wilfredo Lopez
  • National programmes of India by J Kishore
  • Epidemiology & management for Health care for all- PV Sathe & AP Sathe

Job and Career Opportunities after Master of Public Health Course

There exist enormous career opportunities for candidates who have completed their master’s level course in Public Health. It is possible for the candidates to obtain job in their specialized area itself. Apart from career openings in the private sector, the candidates can find adequate career openings in government sector also. Department of Health and Family Welfare, and other firms under Central Health Service are in great need of skilled employees in public health.

Jobs after MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education

  • Behavioral health scientist
  • Health educator
  • Health communications specialist

Jobs after MPH in Biostatistics

  • Data management director
  • Director of clinical trials
  • Program evaluation analyst

Jobs after MPH in Environmental/Occupational Health

  • State environmentalist
  • Federal environmentalist
  • Corporate medical director

Jobs after MPH in Epidemiology

  • State or local epidemiologist
  • Infectious disease director
  • Outcomes researcher

Jobs after MPH in Health Policy and Management

  • Academic policy advisor
  • Legislative policy advisor
  • Management policy advisor

Remuneration after Master of Public Health Course

The salary packages offered for PG degree holders in Public Health are much reasonable. Those working in government departments can expect less salary packages than those working in private firms. However, these candidates are offered with additional benefits like pension, allowances, amenities, etc. The initial salary packages for MPH graduates may fall with in the range of Rs. 17,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- per month. This may gradually reach up to the level of Rs.30, 000/- to Rs. 40,000/- per month with in one year.



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9 Responses to “Master of Public Health: Course Details”

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  2. 8

    how much fees of this course?

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    neena george:

    can i go form MPH after my Bsc nursing

  4. 6

    is their govt jobs for master of public health management

  5. 5

    anotomy & physiology

  6. 4
    Devraj Luitel:

    Hello Sir/Madam,
    I am the man from Nepal had completed Bachelor degree in Health Education, with the back ground of I.Sc and Diploma in Health Education (Here in Nepal Health Assistant).so, can you tell me am I eligible candidate for the MPH course offered by your college/university,If yes please send me the location of institute/college in Kolkata With details regarding fees.

    With Regards,
    Devraj Luitel

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    dr dilip ranmale:

    please specify fees detail for courses in various university

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    Dr. Karan:

    Send me the information about the entrance exam of Public Health held on which day with date and syllabus.
    Thank You

  9. 1
    chandan kumar chaudhary:

    hello, Sir/madam
    I’m the man from Nepal had completed Bacholar degree in Health Education . with theback ground of I.Sc and Diploma in health sceince(Here in Nepal Health Assistant)
    so, can you tell me am i elligible canditate for the MPH course offered by your college/University