Master of Public Health

Nov. 16, 2016, 4:07 p.m.

Master of Public Health is a postgraduate Medicine course. Public Health is a branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level. The program is aimed at developing public health administrators with expertise in related areas of community health including disease characteristics, their prevention and control, management in crisis situations, forecast strategic disease prevention policies, quality assurance and regulatory affairs. The main focus of this program is to emphasize on preventive measures that pose a threat to public health than treatment that has become a focal point in the current global scenario. The duration of the course is two years and its syllabus is divided into four semesters.

How is Master of Public Health Course Beneficial?

  • Course is beneficial for those who seek to upgrade themselves in the field of health care management and administrative tasks in health care organizations.
  • The Course also develops analytical skills and knowledge in key areas of public health. Candidates will develop skills of judgment and become more accountable, reflective, critical and evaluative.


  •  They should have an M.B.B.S., B.D.S. or their equivalent degrees.
  • Some reputed colleges and universities conduct entrance examination for admission to their degree courses.

Master of Public Health Syllabus

Syllabus of Public Health as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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Subjects of Study


Social and behavioural aspects of health






CD and NCDs


Population Science


Health systems & policies


Maternal and Child Health + Gender Issues


Health Economics & Financing


Ethics in Public Health


Community Nutrition


Health Promotion and BCC


Environmental Health and Sustainable Dev


Health Program Management


Seminar in Global Health


Research Methods and Research Project work


  • Strategic management in Public Health
  • Organization Behaviour and Design
  • Human Resource Development Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management
  • Management Information and Evaluation System
  • Costing in health
  • NGO Management & Marketing


Thesis followed by a presentation


Master of Public Health Colleges

  • Indian School of Business Management and Administration - ISBM Kochi
  • Global Institute of Public Health- Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala                            
  •  S.R.M. University, Kanchipuram
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani, Pilani
  • Padmashree School of Public Health, Bangalore

Master of Public Health Course Suitability

  • The course is suitable for those who aspire to high-level roles in state, federal, and international health organizations, research and academic institutions, or the private sector.
  • They should have communication skills, analyzing a situation and problem solving, managing conflict, advocacy and negotiating plans and goals.
  • They should have logical and analytical mind, problem solving ability, leadership quality, ability to take timely decisions and self-motivation etc.
  • Candidates willing for further studies also are suitable for the course.
  • They can also become social workers; can work with physical or learning disabilities people, in residential and day-care facilities, in criminal justice work, housing and community projects and with the homeless.

Master of Public Health Job Types

  •   Public Health Management Analyst
  •   Health Communications Specialist
  •   Research Scientist
  •   Manager - Breastfeeding Initiative
  •   Health Resources Professional
  •   Professor - Public Health
  •   Public Relation Officer
  •   Senior Technical Specialist - Public Health
  •   Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
  •   Social Worker-cum-Counsellor
  •   Laboratory Technician


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