Course Duration


The MPH Program consisting of four semesters of four months each. The first three semesters are on campus and fourth semester is completely devoted to dissertation, thesis and internship.


Course Work


The 51 credits of coursework required for the MPH degree includes core courses; program required courses, and usually some electives.


Core courses (Total 23 credits):


The core curriculum required for all MPH candidates is comprised of courses in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and management and Behavioral and Health Communication Sciences. These courses provide a common body of knowledge in basic public health philosophy and practice, and are required for all candidates for the MPH degree regardless of previous training, professional interests, career objectives or program concentration. All core courses are offered at least twice a year. By successfully completing a waiver examination in a course area, a student may be permitted to substitute a course in the same or another area.





PBH 611

Independent Field study on Community Diagnosis in Public Health


PBH 651

Management Concept and Process


PBH 653

Health economics and Health care Financing


PBH 659

Independent Field Study on Management of Public Health


PBH 849

Directed Reading Course in Advanced Program and Policy Evaluation


PBH 859

Directed Reading Course in Health Services: Organization and Strategic Management


PBH 616

Quantitative Research Method


PBH 615

Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis


PBH 601

Cultural, Ethical and communication perspective of Health


PBH 541

Concepts of Epidemiology


PBH 633

Recent Environment Health Issues


Major Areas (Total 12 Credits):


These courses provide a series of educational experiences focusing on specific public health areas and offer students opportunities to concentrate on particular issues, skills, interests or career goals. All candidates for the MPH degree are expected to select one of the following programs and to follow the prescribed program of study within that area.

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health and Hospital Management
  • Reproductive and Child Health
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Disability and Development
  • Preventive Dentistry

Applicants must indicate on the application form which concentration they would like to pursue. Each of these areas of concentration has specific educational objectives, requirements and methods of study. For an overview, see Academic programs. When students first enroll, Departments will provide them with handbooks containing all course and administrative requirements.

Elective courses may be maybe selected from, within a student’s area of concentration or in a related field and from courses offered within the program or in other parts of the university. Most effective credits are earned in formal courses; some may be earned in a tutorial (independent study) basis. The choice of elective is made with the approval of the student's faculty advisor.

Students are urged to assure their necessary skill levels in math and algebra before acceptance to the program.