The Masters program in Public Health is a two-year program spanning four semesters. The MPH program is being offered as a 44-credit program. The core curriculum will be covered in the first three semesters (35 credits). In the fourth semester, the student will have an Integrated Practicum in the field he/she selects to collect and analyze the data in preparation of a thesis. On successful completion of the courses and thesis the student will be awarded the MPH degree.
The graduate program in Public Health aims at providing training to all health professionals who wish to pursue a career in Public Health and to those who are already working in this area to further improve their career opportunities. The course is designed to provide opportunities to gain advanced and up-to-date knowledge and skills that will equip the graduates not only for managerial and leadership positions in the field of Public Health but also for pursuing academic careers in institutes of higher education and research centers.
The GMU graduate program in Public Health shall strive to make an impact on the practice of public health in the region through the preparation of competent professionals who are capable of leadership in the public health services, education and research, dedicated to enhance health status and quality of life in local, regional, and global communities.
The GMU graduate program in Public Health shall:
Provide instruction in the specialized knowledge and competencies in the five areas basic to public health (social and behavior sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health science, and public health management) to practice the ten essential public health services.
Provide an opportunity to integrate the advances of research and evidence based practices, and contribute to scientific knowledge through independent and collaborative research projects and publications.
Provide an opportunity to develop professional skills required to analyze the regional needs, programs and policies in public health services, education and research, and to contribute in policy making and program planning.
Collaborate with appropriate community professionals and organizations to provide, enhance or support service activities to meet the health needs of the different sections of the community.