Imperial College of London offers a Global Master of Public Health. The program is entirely online, giving students the opportunity to receive the degree without ever having to set foot on campus. With full-time study, the program can be completed in one year; however, students have the flexibility to complete the degree requirements at their own pace.
The program includes the following core modules: Disease Masterclass, Foundations of Public Health Practice, Health Economics, Introduction to Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis and Principles and Methods of Epidemiology. In addition, students complete courses in Global Health Challenges and Governance and Global Health Innovations and two electives from the following list: Anthropology in Public Health, Contemporary Topics in International Health Policy, eHealth, Exposure Assessment Health Systems Development, Health Systems Policy and Financing and Research Methods. All students in the program are also required to complete an independent research project. Typically, these projects are done with partnerships through NHS organizations in the UK, external companies or government agencies. The project typically takes 4 months to finish and is completed under the supervision of an academic advisor.
To qualify for admission to the Global Master of Public Health, students must have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the subject. Possible undergraduate majors include medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in another field or who lack a bachelor’s degree may be admitted on a case-by-case basis if they have evidence of professional experience in public health.
The School of Public Health of the University of Michigan in the United States offers a Master of Public Health. This program is offered entirely online with students able to complete all of the necessary coursework remotely. Most students can complete the program in four terms or two years, but the flexible course of study makes it possible for students to take classes on a part-time basis over a longer period of time.
With the Master of Public Health degree program, students have the options to select one of four specializations: General Epidemiology, Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology, Global Health Epidemiology and Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology. Each specialization includes a series of core modules that all students must complete. In addition, students will select elective modules related to their specific areas of interest. The specializations also require students to participate in a culminating experience. Normally, this final project involves working in the field, a medical laboratory or a medical facility under the supervision of licensed professionals.
To qualify for admission to the Master of Public Health degree program, students must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. The degree can be in any field; however, students whose undergraduate degrees are related to science or medicine will have an advantage. Applicants must submit a reflective essay that summarizes their career goals and two letters of recommendation. In addition, students must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores. Non-native English speakers will also need to take the TOEFL exam to demonstrate fluency in English.
The University of Southern Denmark offers a 2-year, full-time M.Sc. in Public Health. Students can specialise in one of these main tracks: Health Promotion, Global Health, Risk Research or Health Economics and Management.
The programme aims to provide scientifically based knowledge and competencies related to public health. Students will be able to assess current research on the state of health of populations, evaluate implementations, performances and results of prevention and promotion measures, analyze structures and institutional changes of health systems, develop solutions for problems related to public health, among other competencies.
Students must have a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following:
● Public Health.
● Sports Science.
● Human Biology.
● Health Promotion.
The programme is taught in English. Students are required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or C1 advanced.
Tuition fees are free for EU/EEA countries. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is 10.200 €/year. However, scholarships are available.
This degree is offered by the University of Tampere, in Finland. It’s a 2-year, full-time degree delivered on campus, in English.
The programme offers an integration between public and global health, with interdisciplinary studies in health, social science, and technology. Students have elective courses to choose as well. Part of the programme includes work placement for 1-3 months. Graduate students are eligible to pursue doctoral studies.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in public or global health or another health-related field. Work experience in public or global health is also valued, as well as reference letters. There’s no entrance exam. Student selection is made through the application documents and a possible interview. Priority is given for applicants without a prior Master’s degree or higher degree.
EU/EEA countries don’t have tuition fees. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is 10,000 €/year. The University offers scholarships covering either 100% or 50% of the tuition fees for the eligible students.
This 2-year, full-time, on-campus degree is offered by the Lund University, in Sweden. The programme is committed to educating future public health experts with the will to participate in the global effort of achieving health equity. To do so, the Master’s environment is a mixture of students from all continents. Professors also have international experience of research and work in the field.
The learning approach encourages students to reach their own learning objectives and seek knowledge independently. Courses include global public health, health economics, health systems, health policy, epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods, planning, leadership, and health promotion.
Students must have a degree equivalent to a Swedish B.A/B.Sc and are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS. Selection is based on previous academic performance, work history, and statement of purpose.
EU/EEA citizens don’t have tuition fee. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is 17,050 €/year. However, the University offers a Global Scholarship programme for top academic students.
The Umeå University, in Sweden, offers this 2-year, full-time degree on campus. The programme focuses on an active search for knowledge, problem-solving and science-based analyses.
The first year focuses on global public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, methodology in public health, and health systems. The second year takes an in-depth approach to those topics with evidence-based public health, health equity, data analysis, advanced biostatistics, among other subjects. The programme includes elective courses as well. Lessons combine individual and group work, seminars, and lectures.
Students enrolled in the 2-year programme have the option to graduate after the first year with the degree of “M.Sc. Main field of study: Public Health”.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen from an internationally recognised university with a major in Public Health, Health Care or a related field. English proficiency is required.
EU/EEA citizens don’t have tuition fee. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is 13,460 €/year.
This 2-year, full-time degree is offered by the UIT – Arctic University of Norway. The campus is located in Tromsø. The programme has a research-oriented perspective with a teaching method suitable for part-time study. The Master’s is in English, but the exams and thesis can be written in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish as well.
The first year consists of mandatory courses, like:
● Health economics.
● Medical sociology.
● Global health.
At the beginning of the second year, students can choose three out of the four elective courses offered or go on exchange abroad. The last term focuses on the thesis. Lectures and seminars have mandatory attendance.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or an equivalent qualification. For students with a degree in Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, the degree must have at least 80 ECTS related to epidemiology, biostatistics, health sociology, and environmental health.
This degree has no tuition fee, regardless of citizenship.
This 2-year, full-time degree is offered by the University of Eastern Finland, on their campus in Kuopio. The program follows benchmarks set by ASPHER, as well as other international higher education standards.
The programme has a mixture of traditional teaching with online learning to provide a strong foundation for understanding public health and current research on the field. After the first semester, students can choose one of the four tracks offered: Globe, Culture and Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Nutrition, or Health Promotion in Nursing Science.
Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s in an applicable field, like:
● Public health.
EU/EEA students are exempt from tuition fees. Non-EEA students have a tuition fee of 12,000 €/year.
The Lithuanian Sports University offers this 2-year, full-time degree on their campus, in Kaunas. The programme aims to prepare health practitioners in general to enhance their physical activity programs. The main goal is to raise specialists capable of making and developing health strategies and health promotion policies.
The content of the programme includes epidemiology, modern public health, environmental and occupational health, health policies, health economics, statistics, and research methods. Students can also choose between two optional modules: Aging or nutrition.
Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree and basic knowledge of biomedicine. The tuition fee for EU/EEA students is 1,000 €/year. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is 2,000 €/year.
The SEU offers this 2-year, full-time degree on their campus in Nanjing, China. Graduates are prepared to manage issues in the public health field within a global context, i.e. infectious and chronic diseases, pollution, and climate change.
The programme includes modules about Chinese culture, biostatistics, epidemiology, infectious diseases, environmental health, public health policies, public health in China, data integration, health economics, research methods, and ethics.
Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s in a health or science-related field, recommendation letters, a research proposal, and an English proficiency test.
The tuition fee is 4,225.72 €/year. International students can live in the dormitory. Scholarships are also available.
This degree is offered by the University of the Witwatersrand, on their campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The average full-time duration is 2-years, 4-years for part-time students.
The programme includes health systems and policy, maternal and child health, rural health, occupational hygiene, and health economics.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s of at least four years in one of the following:
● Dental science.
● Occupational therapy.
● Social work.
Other requirements include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and an English proficiency certificate.
Tuition fees for South African students are 1,673.67 €/year. For international students, tuition fees are 1,931.16 €/year.
Students can choose between doing the programme on campus (in Saskatoon, Canada) or online. Full-time students can complete it in 2 years, whereas part-time students can complete it in 5 years maximum. Online students will have continuous teacher support with feedback on request.
It aims to prepare professionals and leaders in the public health field. Each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will mentor them through most courses. The programme includes ethics, integrity, epidemiology, health promotion, biostatistics, environmental health, planning and evaluation, and interdisciplinary public health practices.
Applicants must have at least a 4-year Bachelor’s, with a Minimum Cumulative Weighted average of 70%, and proof of English proficiency.
For Canadians, the total cost of the Master’s is $12,200. For international students, the total cost is $19,276.
This full-time, one-year degree is offered by the Utrecht University, in the Netherlands, on campus. Graduates will have skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating social policies and interventions. The programme’s goal is raising social scientists capable of approaching problems from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.
Students will have in-depth knowledge of methodology, research, and intervention issues in the domain of public health. The programme includes topics like the combination of work and care, youth unemployment, cultural diversity, inequality and exclusion, among others.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s related to social sciences, provide a motivation letter, and undergo an interview. English proficiency is also required.
For EU/EEA countries, the tuition fee for full-time students is €2,060/year. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is €15,575 for the academic year. The University, the government, and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships, and grants as well.
The Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, offers this part-time degree online. The workload is approximately 20 hours per week, allowing students to combine work and study. It can be finished in 2 years.
It aims to train epidemiologists capable of finding innovative ways of preventing disease and promoting health. The programme provides biomedical, behavioural, environmental, and clinical perspectives. Some subjects include:
- Descriptive and analytical epidemiology and public health.
- Epidemiology and public health policies.
- Intervention planning.
- Statistics for distance learning.
- Design and analysis of randomised controlled trials.
- Nutritional physiology.
The programme’s followed by a tailor-made internship and a master’s thesis agreement of 1 or 2 years.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s in a relevant area, a GP of 70%, and proficiency in English. The tuition fee for EU/EEA students is €2,100/year. For non-EU students, the tuition fee is €9,680/year.
This full-time, 2-year degree is offered by the Shiraz University on their campus in Shiraz, Iran. It provides students with the scientific and practical skills to promote public health while considering social needs and preserving human and social values.
This Master of Science aims to raise graduates capable of applying their knowledge about food and proper nutrition to maintain and improve the health status of individuals and society.
The programme includes statistics, epidemiology, research methods, and nutritional assessments to enhance the professional skills and competencies.
Applicants are required to have a satisfactory academic record. There’s no minimum GPA for admission, however, competitive applicants have a GPA of 3.00 or above. Other requirements include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and English proficiency.
The tuition fee for this Master’s degree is €1,718/year, regardless of citizenship.
The East Stroudsburg University offers this 2-year, full-time degree on their campus, in Pennsylvania, U.S. The Master’s focuses on community health education, teaching the core public health disciplines: Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public health administration, and Social & behavioral sciences.
It aims to prepare students to face the dynamic field of public health as researchers capable of developing strategies for preventing disease and improving the quality of life in communities.
The programme studies the intersection of social sciences, information technology, human behavior, organizational systems, and policy development. Some topics include:
- Health policy and administration.
- Health ethics policy & law.
- Health education evaluation.
- IT applications in health education.
- Foundations of health behavior.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s or an equivalent with a GPA of 3, a 4.0 on a U.S. grading scale. Other requirements include three letters of reference, a personal statement, GRE scores, and English proficiency.
Regardless of citizenship, the tuition fee is €1,741/year.
This 2-year, full-time degree is offered by the University of Nairobi, in Kenya, on campus. The programme trains experts capable of meeting the current challenges of public health. They believe in a multidisciplinary approach for solving these issues, hence the combination of students with diverse professional backgrounds.
The programme includes principles of disease prevention, health promotion, research methodology, management sciences, social science and health, biostatistics, computing, and epidemiology.
Applicants must have any of the following degrees or an equivalent:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.
- Bachelor of Dental Science.
- Bachelor of Nursing Science.
- Bachelor of Pharmacy.
- Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.
Other requirements include at least one year of experience in a medical or another health-related field, as well as English proficiency.
The tuition fee is € 2,542/year, regardless of citizenship.
The University of Namibia offers this degree on two campuses: in Oshakati or Windhoek. It takes a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4 years to complete.
The programme includes:
- Research methodology.
- History, ethics, philosophy, and theoretical framework of public health.
- Demography and epidemiology.
- Academic writing.
- Disease control.
- Monitoring and evaluation in public health.
- Health services planning and management.
In order to apply, candidates must have a Bachelor’s in a health-related field, at least 3 years of experience in a health-related area, and an English proficiency certificate.
Regardless of citizenship, the tuition fee for this degree is €2,356/year.
The Memorial University of Newfoundland has its campus in St. John’s, Canada. Students can take this degree full-time and complete it in one year, or take it part-time. They can complete most of the program online, but seminars and some courses are onsite.
This programme follows the guidelines for MPH programs in Canada, designed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Courses include a combination of academic and professional training in different areas of public health, ensuring that graduates are proficient in public health competencies.
A thesis is not required. Students without extensive public health experience are required to do a workplace practicum of 12-16 weeks. Students with experience will do a capstone research project.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum average of 75% over the last 2 years of full-time study, meet the University’s English proficiency requirements, and provide a statement of interest
For full-time Canadian students, the tuition fee is €1,704/year. For international full-time students, the tuition fee is €2,213/year.
The Yeditepe University offers this 2-year, full-time degree on their campus in Istanbul, Turkey. Their goal is to provide solutions for global problems in the health science field through scientific research and contribute to public health science.
To achieve this, students will have the opportunity to work with scientists in the field in a modern research infrastructure. The University has an innovative environment with multidisciplinary collaboration.
The programme includes topics such as health promotion, critical care nursing, health policies, forensic nursing, home care nursing, among others.
In order to apply, candidates must have a Bachelor’s in a related field, provide their curriculum vitae, and an English Language Certificate such as TOEFL or YDS.
The tuition fee regardless of citizenship is €2,564/year.
The University of Manchester, in the UK, offers this degree completely online. Full-time students can finish it in 1 year, 2 years on average for part-time students. This course is ideal for Academic Clinical Fellows looking for experience in primary care.
The programme begins with an introduction to research development, followed by a combination of coursework and research training. The teaching staff includes international experts in public health, primary care, and related areas. Students will develop a research project or a full systematic review after they complete the taught component.
Students can choose between two M.Res. courses: Public Health or Primary Care. The programme includes evidence-based practice, fundamentals of epidemiology, guideline development and implementation, health promotion (theory and methods), working with communities, and health economics.
Applicants must have at least an Upper Second honours degree or the equivalent and English proficiency. Relevant research or work experience is also considered.
The tuition fee for EU/EEA countries is €10,651/year. For non-EEA countries, the tuition fee is €20,181/year.
This part-time, online degree is offered by the University of Derby, in the UK. It takes an average of 3 years to complete. Graduates will be capable of understanding and evaluating the wider determinants of health to protect human health, as well as reducing health inequalities. The programme aims to provide a global approach to public health.
To provide a multidisciplinary perspective, some modules are shared with other programmes, such as health psychology and environmental health.
Students will be able to tailor the course to suit their needs. The programme includes epidemiology and statistics, essential public health, global environmental and public health issues, health economics, health leadership, and health protection.
The audience is anyone working in public health, including health care professionals, environmental health practitioners, health visitors, doctors, nurses, or psychologists.
Applicants must have at least a lower second class honours degree in a public health-related field or an equivalent. English proficiency is also required.
The tuition fee for EU/EEA students is €2,708/year. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is €2,859/year. However, there are scholarships available. One of them is the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) for students living in England, which covers the extra study costs resulting from disability.
This 1-year, full-time degree is offered by the Thammasat University on their campus in Pathum Thani, Thailand. Their programme defines global health from a socio-political perspective, with emphasis on Africa, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.
The curriculum provides a holistic perspective on public health, with the necessary knowledge and skills for raising leaders in the field.
The programme includes:
- Social determinants of health.
- Physical environments and health.
- Epidemiology and biostatistics.
- Policy development and analysis.
- Human rights and global health.
- Disease control.
- Political economy of global health.
In order to apply, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, 2 letters of recommendation, provide a statement of purpose, their resume, and an English proficiency certificate.
The tuition fee is €2,782/year, regardless of the citizenship.
The University Putra Malaysia offers this 1-year, full-time degree on their campus in Kuala Lumpur. Their goal is preparing students to handle the current challenges in public health with a multidisciplinary approach. Graduates will have a strong foundation in the field and adequate training.
The programme includes the major disciplines in public health: Epidemiology, Statistics, Health services management, Promotion, Family Health, and Environmental and Occupational Medicine.
Malaysian applicants must have a Medical degree or a Bachelor’s in medicine and must be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council, with a valid practising certificate. International students must provide equivalent documents. National and international applicants must have English proficiency.
The tuition fee for national students is €1,021/year. The tuition fee for international students is €2,979/year.
This MPH offered by the Amrita University on their campus in Kochi, India, can be completed in 2-years, in a full-time modality.
This programme is designed to meet the current healthcare needs. It builds the knowledge, skills, and attitude for proper practice and research in the public health field.
Students will learn the core subjects in public health: Epidemiology, biostatistics, public health biology, environmental and occupational health, social and behavioural science, and health economics. Classes are mandatory.
The course is self-designed and applies the Applied Learning Experience method. This allows students to integrate their acquired knowledge into real-world problems with a community-based setting.
Admissions are based on the grades obtained in the examination. Anyone with a Bachelor’s degree can apply, regardless of the discipline.
The tuition fee for this degree is €3,205/year.
This degree is offered by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. It’s a 2-year, full-time degree on campus, taught in English and Spanish.
Students will be able to understand the processes and causes of health and illness. They will also deal with health problems and promote, protect, and restore health. They will be capable of identifying the health needs of the population and develop policies to address those needs.
The programme includes statistics, health policies, health and society, health protection and promotion, communication and ethics, among other subjects. Students will undergo professional practices for at least two and a half months.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s, regardless of the discipline. A curriculum vitae is also required, as well as two letters of recommendation (one academic). The candidate must provide accreditation of English and Spanish proficiency.
The tuition fee for EU students is €3,301/year. The tuition fee for non-EU citizens is €5,239/year.
The Universiti Sains Malaysia offers this degree on their campus in George Town, Malaysia. Full-time students can complete it in 1 year, part-time students in 2 years.
This degree is a specialty of dentistry focused on the promotion of oral health, prevention of oral diseases, and administration of oral health and dental care services in communities.
The programme applies epidemiological concepts to describe and define dental public health problems, and develop their solutions, programs, and policies.
As a dentistry specialty, applicants must have a Bachelor’s in Dentistry or an equivalent, as well as an English Language Certificate. The process includes an interview.
National students have a tuition fee of €1,919/year. The tuition fee for international students is €3,362/year. The USM offers fellowships to outstanding students. Local private agencies also offer scholarships.
This degree offered by the University of Victoria, in Canada, can be completed in 2 years as a full-time student or in 3 years alternating full and part-time study. Students can complete the courses online and attend 3 on-campus experiences in Victoria.
Students can choose one of three areas: Indigenous Peoples’ Health, Public Health Nursing, or Social Policy.
General courses include epidemiology, biostatistics, public health policies, public health interventions, and research and evaluation, among others.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, have completed a statistics course, and undergo a criminal record check. The criteria for evaluation of applications include the GPA, a letter of intent, work experience, and references.
The tuition fee for Canadian students is €3,574/year, and for international students is €4,130/year.
This 2-year, full-time degree is offered by the Riga Stradins University on their campus in Rīga, Latvia. It’s taught in English and Latvian.
The programme provides students with the theory behind public health, research methods, epidemiology, and statistics. Graduates will have a broad knowledge of patients’ rights, ethics, business protocol, health care management, health promotion, health policies, psychosocial problems in the workplace, among other topics. The degree is completed after the defense of the thesis. Teaching methods include lectures, classes, seminars, and independent work.
In order to apply, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. Other requisites include the curriculum vitae, a recommendation letter, at least one year of practical experience in the field, an English proficiency certification, copies of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and documents of additional training activities such as certificates, diplomas, awards, etc.
The tuition fee regardless of citizenship is €4,200/year.
The Queen’s University offers this 1-year, full-time degree on their campus in Belfast, UK. Students will have a systematic and evidence-based approach to define and understand the population health issues and problems. They’ll also develop interpersonal and organisational skills to work in a multidisciplinary context.
The programme includes determinants of health, health improvement, medical statistics, public health sciences, health and social care systems, health protection, and global health.
The minimum requirements for admission include a Second Class Honours degree or an equivalent, and an English language certificate.
For EU/EEA students, the tuition fee is €4,776/year. For international students, the tuition fee is €17,776/year.
The University of Alberta offers this 2-year, full-time degree on their campus in Edmonton, Alberta. Graduates will be prepared for work in the doctoral level and research positions.
Students are encouraged to choose their elective courses in areas related to their thesis subject. This is especially beneficial for students interested in an interdisciplinary approach.
The programme includes foundations of public health research, epidemiology modules, and epidemiology methods. Students must complete and defend a thesis in order to obtain the degree.
The minimum admission requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent and a GPA of at least 3.0 (based on the last 60 credits of full-time study). Applicants with experience in the public health field are preferred.
The tuition fee for Canadian students is €3,649/year. For international students, the tuition fee is €3,649/year.
In this 2-year, full-time programme, students will have the opportunity to live and study in at least 2 European countries. Depending on the countries, it’s partially taught in English, Spanish, and/or French.
This degree offers a global health and intercultural work with problem-based learning and a large network of academics and professionals with expertise in the field.
The first year is the foundation course. Students can choose between studying in the University of Sheffield in the UK, or in the University of Granada in Spain. Both Universities teach the core competencies of public health and research methods. Their elective courses vary. The first year ends with an integration module taught in English in the EHESP School of Public Health in Rennes, France.
The second year focuses on specialisations. Students can choose one of the following:
- Advanced Biostatistics and Epidemiology with the EHESP School of Public Health in Paris, France. Taught in English.
- Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences with the EHESP School of Public Health in Paris, France. Taught in English.
- Governance of Health Systems with the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Taught in English.
- Health Policy and Programmes Management with the EHESP School of Public Health, or with the Institute of Political Sciences. Both are in Rennes, France. Taught in French.
- Health Promotion with the University of Granada, in Spain. Taught in Spanish.
- Law, Health and Ethics with the EHESP School of Public Health in Rennes, France. Taught in French.
- Leadership in European Public Health with the University of Maastricht in Maastricht, Netherlands. Taught in English.
Requirements include at least an undergraduate degree or an equivalent and a certificate of proficiency in the languages of the chosen pathway.
For EU/EEA students, the tuition fee is €5,500/year. For non-EEA students, the tuition fee is €8,000/year. ERASMUS+ offers scholarships for excellence, grants, and loans. There are other funding opportunities as well.