Master of Public Health

What is Master of Public Health (MPH)?

Public Health is an inter-disciplinary entity that promotes and practices a holistic concept of health with a mission of protecting health and saving lives of millions of people at a time. Public health encompasses the domains extending from life sciences, social and management sciences, engineering to medical and health sciences. As the saying goes “Science discovers, Technology develops and Public Health delivers”, the School of Medical Sciences of UoH embarked on completing the cycle by an innovative approach – the Master of Public Health program, which aims at imparting core public health competencies through this program. “The bench to bedside to brass-tacks” competencies are developed through this programme.

The Master of Public Health, a two year interdisciplinary program, is offered by School of Medical Sciences and was initially supported by other Schools within University of Hyderabad (School of Social Sciences, School of Management studies, School of Economics, S N School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts & Communication) and in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) – Hyderabad. Currently the school has developed in house capacity and faculty to deliver the program itself.

Why study MPH at the School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad?

The MPH course at University of Hyderabad is designed to impart the following skills which is much more than any other MPH course:

  • Prepare professionals to work in public health in socially, culturally and economically diverse populations by being attentive to needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
  • Promote public health research in institutional and field settings.
  • Train professionals for teaching /training posts in public health institutions for disability, community nursing and health project management.
  • Promote qualities of leadership among public health professionals and effectively use communication skills for health advocacy.
  • Train professionals for teaching /training posts in public health institutions for disability, community nursing and health project management.

Eligibility for applying to MPH

Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Dentistry, AYUSH, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, veterinary sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences or any other science degree. Degree holders in arts and humanities with an interest in public health are also encouraged to apply.

Seats offered (as of 2019-2020) = 33


Selection procedure is through annual entrance examination of the University of Hyderabad. The written test paper would be based on Bachelor’s degree syllabus in public health and allied specialties and will have a total of 100 objective type questions covering basic medical and social Sciences.

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