Master of Public Health


• To create a pool of trained public health practitioners and researchers who can take up leadership positions in the state, country and region to implement contextually relevant public health programs and directed research.
• To foster a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to addressing the public health concerns of low and middle income economies through this capacity development initiative.
• To inculcate the sense of social accountability among universities, institutions and individuals in the planning and provisioning of health care services.


That those who successfully complete the course:
• Practice efficiently, backed by scientific knowledge and skill base.
• Exercise empathy and a caring attitude and maintain high ethical standards in public health practice and in interactions with colleagues and the community.
• Continue to evince keen interest in continuing education irrespective of whether he/she is in a teaching institution or is practicing.
• Be a motivated ‘teacher’ – defined as one keen to share knowledge and skills with a colleague or a junior or any team member/learner.
• Plan and conduct research work relevant to field of public health


The programme is open to candidates with a variety of background and interests in public health. However, prospective candidates must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
• Must have a first or second class honours from a recognized university/higher learning institute, in biological, clinical and social sciences including B.Sc. (life sciences, nursing, pharmacology, dietetics), B.A. (Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, LL.B, Journalism), MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS,BDS, MSW or students from any other discipline with evidence of work in the field of public health
• Applicants holding a pass degree may be considered for admission, if: The GPA is not below 2.5; and have satisfied the SODEESA of their academic potential through GMAT, its equivalent or additional training at postgraduate diploma level and approved by the SODEESA Board.


The four semester programme consists of 12 module courses which each carry a weight of one topic; as well as a compulsory research paper which carries 6 units to make a total of 18 units to complete the programme.

MPH 7101 Introduction To Public Health 1 10
MPH 7102 Basic Epidemiology 1 10
MPH 7103 Introduction To Biostatistics 1 10
MPH 7104 Globalization & Public Health 1 10
MPH 7105 Environmental Health 1 10
MPH 7106 Disaster Management 1 10
MPH 7207 Research Methods & Public Health 1 10
MPH 7208 Mental Health & Addictions 1 10
MPH 7209 Health Care Economics & Finance Mgt 1 10
MPH 7210 Health Systems & Health Reforms 1 10
MPH 7211 Community Health Education 1 10
MPH 7212 ICT & E-Health 1 10
Research Paper 6 60
Total 18 180