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Masters in Public Health (MPH)


The public health challenges being faced by India call for capacity development at the levels of both the Central and State health systems. The need of the hour is therefore to place in position, qualified professionals who can skilfully plan, execute and monitor national health policies and programmes, supervise the public health workforce and devise appropriate strategies to meet emerging managerial challenges in the health system. Masters in Public Health program (MPH) would develop specific competencies related to Public Health Management and impart knowledge, skills, and change attitudes to address & resolve key health management challenges.



The course will help candidate to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Analytical and assessment skills for collecting and interpreting information
  • Policy planning and development skills to address public health challenges.
  • Communication skills for advocacy, dissemination of public health data and information
  • Financial planning and management skills for running public health programs in the country
  • Leadership skills to lead terms of public health managers.


Course Duration

This course is a ‘two years’ full time program including internship and dissertation.



The Indian National who have graduate qualifications in:

A) Medicine, AYUSH, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Sciences, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Allied and Health Sciences from government approved Universities/Institutions are eligible. Applicants with graduate qualifications in: Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Statistics, Biostatistics, Management, Engineering, Demography / Population Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Economics, Law or any equivalent qualifications.

B) Applicants should have a minimum of 50% marks/equivalent grade in the qualifying bachelor’s degree examinations.


Number of Seats

MPH course will be initially offered with an intake of 20 students at NIHFW. Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PH/EWS categories will be as per University rule.


Course Fee

Prospectus Fee Rs.: 500/-

Course Fee: Rs. 1.25 lakhs (Total Rs. 2.5 lakhs for 2 years)

*Subject to approval by University of Delhi.


Admission process

Admission to the MPH Programme will be made through CUET (PG) as per norms of the Delhi University. The merit will be prepared based on scores obtained in the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) external link. Medium of Question Papers will be both in English and Hindi (Bilingual). Marking scheme will be as per CUET-norms. The details of test paper code and description of pattern and syllabus for MPH Programme will be as per NTA Information Bulletin (CUET-Postgraduate) for the subject Public Health.


Course Structure

The MPH course is a 50 credits program comprising of 15 Core modules and four elective modules. Four elective streams comprising five modules each have been identified in addition to 15 Core modules.


Teaching Methodology

This course will utilize a basket of teaching/learning techniques such as simulation exercises, Lecture discussion, group discussion, tutorial, demonstration, case studies, role play, collaborative learning, hands-on training on computers, assignments, visits to organizations of public health interest, field work, practical and field projects.


Notification for Orphans Pdf size:( 0.65 MB)


Detailed course prospectus will be uploaded soon.

Last Updated:26-04-2024