Message from the Program Director- MPH
Dear Prospective MPH Students,
The Master of Public Health (MPH) program received its initial accreditation in 2009 from the UAE’s Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA). This program is offered in collaboration with Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, The University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson. The program has been offered an additional MPH degree since 2018. You will be expected to complete the program over the course of 4 semesters.
From COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS to cancer, and diabetes, public health professionals face several challenges due to the re-emergence of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases. It was previously thought that communicable diseases mostly affected emerging countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has now shown us the important role that public health professionals play in middle- and high-income countries.
The MPH program provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for managerial and leadership positions in Public Health. The program also offers training for academic careers in institutions of higher education and research centers.
Pursuing our public health program allows you to specialize in areas such as acute and chronic, or communicable and non-communicable health conditions. If your focus is more social, we offer excellent training on diet-related deficiencies and effects of physical, biological, and socio-economic determinants on health and well-being of at the individual and community level.
Our faculty are as passionate as they are experienced. Here, you will find a high-quality, professional learning environment where faculty are passionate about the growth of their students. Which is why you have the distinct advantage of learning through small group discussion and problem-solving sessions. As a matter of fact, our faculty are involved in collaborative public health research locally and internationally. Additionally, three faculty members serve as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Arizona in the United States.
As a graduate of our MPH program, you can become an Epidemiologist, Medical and Health Services Manager, or Health Educator. Other options include becoming a Director of Program and Services, Population Health Research scientist, or Environmental Health Analyst. The possibilities are endless. It’s up to you!
I hope that the information provided on our website will be helpful to you as you begin the application process. You are welcome to reach out to directly or contact the Admissions Department, if you have any questions. We hope that you will begin your journey with a career in public health.
I look forward to meeting you soon.