MSc in Public Health

Top 56 Masters of Science in Public Health 2017

Public Health

A master’s degree program focuses on providing students with more in-depth study in the field of their choice. It is a graduate-level program that takes about two years to complete. Of course, the completion time may vary from school to school.

What is an MSc in Public Health? A master’s degree in public health focuses on aspects of health care management, preventing diseases and maintaining health within the general public. Public health involves informing the public and keeping members as healthy as possible through eliminating risk and distributing health care services. A public health program teaches students about the different aspects of health services. Students will study epidemics, infectious diseases, risk factors, geriatric care, natural disasters and other situations of concern to the overall health of the pubic. The program will also cover aspects of management, administration, ethics, health care policies and education.

An individual who obtains a master’s degree in public health is prepared to work in positions of authority within the field, and the degree can enable individuals to advance their existing career in public health. Degree holders generally earn more than their non-degree-holding counterparts and find that more job opportunities are open to them.

The cost of a program can vary greatly based on the school chosen. It is easiest to contact the financial aid office at your school to inquire about exact costs.

Graduates of a public health program are able to find work in a variety of fields within the medical community. Depending on a student’s previous career, he or she may be able to work in government, hospitals, non-profit organizations and other health care facilities as the public health administrator or liaison. Job titles may include health officer, environmental service manager, hospital administrator, health education officer, clinician and epidemiologist.

The health care field is always growing, and with more concerns over public health risks, the field of public health is demanding more qualified applicants. It is a great time to enter the profession. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

Elevate Health
Online Full time Part time 3 - 5 years February 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online + 1 more

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher - it also enables you to judge research and implement results from research. The program is designed for professionals already working in the field who would like to further develop their research skills. The program also provides a strong foundation for scientists starting a career in clinical or epidemiological research. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online From September 1st, 2017, you will be able to participate in MSc Epidemiology Online. This postgraduate program is offered by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht in cooperation with MSc Epidemiology and via the online platform of Elevate Health. This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher - it also enables you to judge research and implement results from research. The program is designed for professionals already working in the field who would like to further develop their research skills. The program also provides a strong foundation for scientists starting a career in clinical or epidemiological research. The aim of the program is to provide you with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to clinical medicine and public health. The gained knowledge and skills form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in Low and Middle Income countries and upcoming economies. The face-to-face variant MSc Epidemiology was evaluated as the #1 Master program in the Dutch Master Selection Guide 2015! The ranking is based upon student judgments (National Student Survey), expert judgments (accreditation reports of NVAO, the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organization) and graduation percentages. Please note that you must already have a Master’s degree in Life Science (MD, DVM, Pharm) to be admitted to this program.... [-]

MSc in Demography and Health

University of London International Programmes
Online Full time 2 - 5 years October 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

The programme aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare and economic development. [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning This unique online Masters degree offers professional training in population studies that emphasizes health and social epidemiology. It is designed for those interested in acquiring technical expertise in demography and understanding the interlinkages between population studies and health, including fertility, sexual behaviour, ageing, health inequalities and life expectancy. Graduates from the course would be equipped to pursue careers in public health, academic research of a very wide nature, NGOs, reproductive health programmes, health services, government statistical offices, as well as policy and planning organisations. The study year starts 1 October. Registered students will not receive study materials until September and access to the School's online learning site opens 1 October. Students are only permitted to study the core modules in their first year of study. Programme aims The programme aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare and economic development. Completion of the MSc may allow students to progress to a higher research degree in public health or medicine. Prestige The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is the leading postgraduate medical institution in Europe in the subjects of public health and tropical medicine. It was crowned 'University of the Year' at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016 for its 'extraordinary' response to the Ebola crisis. Excellent support The Demography and Health modules are delivered through provision of interactive learning materials supplied... [-]

Master of Public Health

New England Institute of Technology
Online Full time 2 years September 2017 USA East Greenwich

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NEIT applies an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role to oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at NEIT applies an interdisciplinary approach to prepare professionals in public health science with a foundation of management and leadership skills to successfully practice public health in a supervisory/management role to oversee, plan, evaluate and improve population health programs and initiatives. The MPH program trains the professional in the essential public health services along with critical management principles, giving graduates a balanced view of public health science with a foundation on leadership, budgeting, supervision and project management to lead public health efforts. This program uses a hybrid modality of online and on-ground weekend classes designed to meet the needs of the working professional. With an innovative use of technology and student participation, professionals will be introduced to public health science as well as other emerging topics including informatics, emergency preparedness, quality improvement and global health through lectures, lab work and seminar-style courses. The program also offers ample opportunities for students’ interaction and exposure to the public health field through lectures, materials review and assigned work to learn more about the challenges faced in the field and to apply the tools learned through the program. Students can complete this interdisciplinary MPH program in as little as two years (eight quarters), taking 2 classes in each quarter. To meet graduation requirements, a minimum of 48 academic credits is required, including a 120-hour field experience in a public health or closely aligned entity, where students would work with a preceptor... [-]

Master of Science in Gerontology

Kansas State University Global Campus
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA USA Online

The gerontology master's degree program is designed to prepare students who plan to work directly with older people or who will be involved in education or research related to aging issues. [+]

Gerontology Master's Degree The gerontology master's degree program is designed to prepare students who plan to work directly with older people or who will be involved in education or research related to aging issues. This program provides students with the core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and draws on the expertise of graduate faculty and graduate courses from several universities. Students completing the program at Kansas State University will earn a master's degree in family studies and human services with a specialization in gerontology. The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA). Careers in Gerontology K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website. Graduates of the gerontology master's program are often involved in: health promotion programs directing intergenerational activities managing senior centers or retirement communities counseling older people and their families helping people plan for their retirement Accreditation Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The gerontology master's degree is offered through the Center on Aging in the K-State College of Human Ecology. Curriculum Program content for the gerontology master's degree is based on core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The program requires 36 credit hours, 24 of which should be specific courses with the remainder in elective courses. Required Courses GERON 775 Perspectives in Gerontology (3 credits)... [-]

Master of Science in Public Health for Eye Care

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Public Health for Eye Care program aims to provide eye health professionals with the knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their populations. [+]

This course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their population.  The training will enable them to develop a public health oriented approach to eye care services and the control of blindness in keeping with the objectives of Vision 2020: The Right to Sight; acquire and apply skills in epidemiological and operational research, critical analysis of strategies for the control of major blinding eye diseases, in programme planning, management and evaluation; facilitate a personal development, so enabling individuals to contribute more fully to their countries’ and societies’ eye health; engage with local, national and international networks of health professionals and systems, for the prevention of blindness worldwide.... [-]


MSc in Public Health

International Medical University
Campus Full time 1.5 years March 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public health is not only concerned with maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviours and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services. [+]

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public health is not only concerned with maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviours and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services. Professionals in public health today are faced with both old and new challenges. They range from infectious diseases such as influenza and the HIV / AIDS pandemic, chronic disease epidemics, cancer and obesity. The challenges also include the health of our increasingly elderly populations, high-risk behaviours that endanger our health such as smoking and substance abuse, the safety of our water and our food, as well as the threats of natural and manmade disaster including bioterrorism. IMU’s Public Health programme will provide students from a wide range of health and related professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills in public health sciences which will make them effective contributors in their field of healthcare. It is based on the World Health Organisation’s principles of Health for All, benefiting those in the equity, intersectoral collaboration, health promotion and disease prevention, international cooperation and community participation. The MSc Public Health programme is suitable for those who want to advance in their careers in fields related to Public Health. Candidates include medical doctors, nurses, health officers, environmental service managers, hospital administrators, nutritionists, health education officers, environmental & health engineers, and pharmacists. [-]

Master of Science in Health Sciences specializing in Public Health

Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 year August 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

This MSc programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The programme provides you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis for designing and implementing a research project and will teach you how to best publish the results of your research project. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. Explore the potential of medical research. In upcoming years, important discoveries will be made in the health sciences. Take part in unearthing these discoveries. Get the methodological, theoretical, and statistical foundation you need to design and carry out your own practical research - and publish your results. Work in the stimulating environment of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES). Attend lectures by prominent scientists. Choose your own specialization, and do cutting-edge research with the support of a personal tutor. Learn state-of-the-art research methods, and how to study the literature on an issue, analyze data, and publish in high-impact journals. NIHES, at the Erasmus Medical Center, is a top ranked institution with a strong international dimension. Let us be your springboard to a career in international research, public health, health policy, health economics, clinical medicine, or pharmaceutical research. This MSc programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The programme provides you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis for designing and implementing a research project and will teach you how to best publish the results of your research project. Your individual research project will be supervised by leading professors and senior researchers, with the objective of delivering a high quality scientific research paper. Learn about: inequalities of urban and global health, public health aspects of ageing, prevention through lifestyle changes, environmental influences on morbidity and mortality, designing effective interventions, working longer in good health, and more. This programme... [-]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care. [+]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care.

 Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time. This programme is delivered via block sessions of 3 or 5 days 

Start date: September. There is no official closing date for applications but where possible you are advised to apply by the end of June for admission in September. However, later applications will be considered if places are available

Entry RequirementsThe normal entrance requirement for our MSc programmes is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience.... [-]


MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy. The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year comprises in-depth specialisation in one of four tracks. Programme description This programme combines fundamental concepts and knowledge in engineering, biology and medicine to develop innovative technologies, materials, processes and systems, with the aim of improving healthcare and contributing to translational research. You will expand your skills and knowledge in engineering, mathematics, physics, multidimensional signal generation and analysis, and you will combine medical informatics with biomedical modelling applied to human anatomy. The first year is mainly a broad compulsory segment, with courses in anatomy and physiology, medical information systems, and signal theory. The second year comprises in-depth specialisation in one of four tracks: Medical Informatics Biomedical Signals and Instrumentation Bioengineering Medical Imaging Each track encompasses approximately 25 compulsory ECTS credits and 15 elective credits. In the final term, you write a thesis within your chosen specialisation, at the department or in a hospital or industry. After graduating, you will have the skills to formulate and solve engineering problems in the biomedical... [-]

Master of Science in Health Management

Atheneum Liberal Studies
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment Greece Greece Online

The Master of Science in Health Management has been designed by the International Telematic University Uninettuno in order to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to senior managers and leaders of the health sector. The emphasis is on health management in an international and local setting and the program draws on an emerging body of knowledge and evidence to allow comparisons across different countries. [+]

The Master of Science in Health Management has been designed by the International Telematic University Uninettuno in order to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to senior managers and leaders of the health sector. The emphasis is on health management in an international and local setting and the program draws on an emerging body of knowledge and evidence to allow comparisons across different countries. The Master is delivered fully by Distance Learning in the english language through the Educational Platform of the University that won the Global and the European Award for Excellence and the best e-Learning system. Unique advantages of the Master Program: TOP QUALITY EDUCATION: All didactic processes are completed via the synchronous and asynchronous platform of the University by attending video-lectures from some of the best professors in the world and participate also in live sessions and tutorials. CONTINUOUS SUPPORT: all students have a personal Tutor that supports them on a constant basis, solve their problems, answers their questions and inform them of the didactic plan and activities. NO TIME CONSTRAINTS: students can attend their studies an any time as they have access to the University Platform 24 hours a day. NO PLACE or LOCATIONS CONSTRAINTS: students can study from wherever they are. The University has students from more than 140 countries in the world. FLEXIBILITY: All Courses of the Masters are Modular and they run the one after the other. AFFORDABLE TUITION FEES: 4800 euros for the MSc in Health Management. The contemporary global health environment... [-]

Master of Science in Global Health

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2017 China Kunshan

The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business and more. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty, the program prepares graduates to make an impact in their world. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. Global Health is an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Recognizing that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, the global health program brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders. The Duke Kunshan University Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) students come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, public health, biology, engineering, law, economics, policy, business and more. Emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, a research experience, and mentorship from expert faculty, the program prepares graduates to make an impact in their world. Students successfully completing the requirements of the program receive a Master of Science degree from Duke University in Durham, NC USA. The Duke Kunshan MSc-GH program is modeled after the highly successful program pioneered at Duke University. Now in its sixth year, the MSc-GH at Duke has trained over 100 global health leaders who now hold rewarding positions with academic, non-governmental and corporate organizations. Many graduates are also pursuing medical or Ph.D.-level training at the top universities in the world. SCHOLARSHIPS Students are automatically considered for scholarships based on their Graduate School application – no additional application is required. Program Requirements The MSc-GH program requires that students complete a minimum of 33 credits of coursework, and a minimum of 5 credits of research (i.e., thesis preparation),... [-]

MS in Health Informatics

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Enter the rapidly expanding field of health informatics and position yourself at the forefront of efforts to improve the nation’s healthcare system. [+]

Through our MS in Health Informatics program, you can gain an understanding of how to integrate advanced digital technologies into the field of healthcare. Learn how to use electronic data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery as you explore the critical competencies that can help reduce healthcare costs; increase patient access to care; and improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of disease. Prepare to take your healthcare experience to the next level as you step into a management or leadership role in this evolving field. [-]

MSc Public Health (MPH)

Penang Medical College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Malaysia George Town

Public health problems are increasingly global problems, requiring global solutions. With freer movement of people, human and animal foodstuffs and infectious diseases, contaminated products rapidly become widely disseminated. [+]

Master of Science in Public Health. UCD MSc in Public Health (MPH International) at PMC Public health problems are increasingly global problems, requiring global solutions. With freer movement of people and human and animal foodstuffs and infectious diseases, contaminated products rapidly become widely disseminated. The health of one country’s citizens is often dependent on the controls and public health infrastructure in operation in another. Infectious disease, chronic diseases, obesity and protein energy malnutrition all have an international dimension. The UCD Master of Public Health (MPH) at PMC is aimed at those planning to pursue a career in local or international area with modules and thesis focus particularly on public health issues. It is an accredited degree with approval of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Students are jointly registered with UCD and PMC. Students develop knowledge of the factors influencing health status; the epidemiological skills of study design and analysis; skills to assess the health status of populations; and critical appraisal and effective problem-solving attributes. Students will gain the ability to work as an active team member in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health policy, the capacity to integrate a range of disciplines effectively and an understanding of the organization and financing of health services and their impact on international population health. Offers multi-disciplinary training The UCD - PMC international programme at Penang Medical College, Malaysia has been developed to offer a multi-disciplinary training and development in Public Health, emphasising the knowledge and tools to... [-]

Master in Applied Public Health (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Our course qualifies you to work as a public health practitioner, and is designed to give you a solid body of both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience which will help you make a seamless transition into the workplace. [+]

Why study MSc/PgDip/PgCert Applied Public Health at Middlesex University? Our course qualifies you to work as a public health practitioner, and is designed to give you a solid body of both theoretical and practical knowledge and experience which will help you make a seamless transition into the workplace. Course leader Dr Carmen Aceijas, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health with substantial experience in academic public health. Her main body of research expertise is in HIV and Addiction but she has also worked in a variety of public health research areas such as mental health, occupational mental health, nursing practices, health and lifestyles and so on. Her methodological specialties include survey based studies and secondary data analysis [systematic literature reviews and meta-analysis]. Her book "Assessing Evidence to improve Population Health and Wellbeing" is a basic tool for those interested in pursuing a public health career. Our staff have a wide range of specialisms, including mental health, ageing populations, water and sanitation, palliative care, drugs policy and public health regulation. The university has a strong research profile for systematic reviews, particularly into anti-microbial resistance and environmental pollution, and is the ideal place for you to embark on your own ground-breaking research. Course highlights The course is designed to meet the national occupational standards for public health and the careers and training requirements set out on the PHORCAST website, and to match the NHS Knowledge and Skills Competency Framework. - This is an international programme, drawing students from all... [-]

MSc in Medical Science, Public Health

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master s Programme in Public Health at Lund University is one of the leading MPH programmes in Europe. The programme is offered at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University [+]

Programme overview

A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social bounds. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential. We must therefore educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and a will to participate in this global effort. The programme’s focus is therefore cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective, and provides students with evidence-based knowledge, skills and tools necessary for policy-making as well as for field work. 
Course leaders and guest lecturers have substantial experience in a range of disciplinary and geographical contexts, and originate from countries such as Sweden, Ghana, Greece, Nigeria, India and USA. The diversity and experience of fellow students also contributes to the stimulating learning environment. As one student expressed it, “The class and teaching are a microcosm of the global context we’ll face in work life.”... [-]