Master of Public Health | Purbanchal University

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a graduate degree, which prepares candidates to work on a wide range of public services such as forming policy, advocating, health education, institutional administration, treatment delivery and disease prevention. The MPH course is designed for multidisciplinary professionals to upgrade their competency, especially in achieving primary health care goals. After completion of this course, graduates are expected to take up the role of leaders, essentially as generalists with preventive, curative, rehabilitative and management abilities.

The MPH degree in Purbanchal University (PU) is designed to expose candidates to 5 core discipline areas. They are:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Social and behavioral sciences

List of Master of Public Health Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Master of Public Health program under Purbanchal University in Nepal.

Objectives of Master of Public Health

  • To provide guidance in health related education, service and research.
  • To intensify primary health care activities at rural and urban areas.
  • To cope the problems at different levels and mobilize the available resources.
  • To prepare health specialists.
  • To create an ability to comprehend existing and emerging health problems.
  • To create a better public service team.

Admission Requirements in Master of Public Health

  • In order to join MPH program in Purbanchal University (PU), Candidates must have to pass Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Public Health (BPH), BSC Nursing, Doctor of Medicine degree (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) and Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing (PBBN).
  • Candidates must have to obtain at least 2.00 CGPA or minimum 50 percent score in bachelor level course in order to be eligible for admission.
  • The last and final decision is taken by considering the performance of applicant in the admission test. Students are required to fill all the necessary information regarding their personal and academic qualification.
  • The application can be downloaded from www.purbanchaluniversity.edu.np.
  • The full application along with the transcripts should be submitted to office in the given time.
  • While submitting the application, applicants must have to pay Rs. 2000 along with the application as application charge. To pay the application charge, Candidates should deposit Rs. 2000 in the Global IME Bank and the deposited voucher must be submitted along with application.
  • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Doctor of Medicine degree (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) are given more priorities in this course.

First Semester

  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics & Computer Application
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Research Methodology in Public Health
  • Medical Sociology and Medical Anthropology
  • Public Health and Primary Health Care
  • Health System Management and Health Financing

Second Semester

  • Environmental Health
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Family Health
  • International Health
  • Elective subjects (Any Three from Five)

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh Semester

Eighth Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

Public health is a fast-growing subject and have wide range of scope that constantly needs new professionals. Wide variety of career positions are required within this industry that one can work in, depending on your interests and skills. The MPH degree is more focused on practical application within the working platform. It enables students to be leaders in their communities and work to increase social awareness and perform various duties, depending on their specialty.

Some of the areas where MPH graduates are needed:

  • Research Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Research Assistant
  • Infection Control Officer
  • Project Manager

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