Johns Hopkins University, USA in Cooperation with IIHMR University, Jaipur Commences 4th Batch of Master of Public Health (MPH)

Anjani Chaand updated on : 01 May 2016
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The IIHMR University provides international scholarships for 2 weeks of travel and stay to JHU - USA

Master of Public Health, IIHMR

IIHMR University, in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA offers a degree program of Master of Public Health (MPH). The full time Master of Public Health program consists of 12 months of coursework followed by Practicum training with minimum 6 months and maximum 12 months of duration. IIHMR University commenced inviting applications, for its fourth successful batch for the MPH program.

Dr. SD, Gupta, President, IIHMR University, said, “Public Health has changed dramatically in the last century. There is a dire necessity to build public health capacities in developing countries, especially in the low and middle income countries. We have limited capacities and skills in public health, also, we hardly find a high quality public health program that is designed to encourage and respond to the health problems in low and middle income countries. Hence, it is time to re-examine our curriculums to ensure we are delivering education, research, practices and experience that is vibrant, viable, relevant and realistic. This is primarily the reason and what we aim to provide with our collaborative program of Master of Public Health with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.”

Dr. Gupta added, “What is even more striking is that, the program’s fee is one third of what a student would be shelling from his pocket when he opts for any other education programme in the USA. The course fee is of $2200. The course work is elaborate, allowing our students to not only experience a 2 week training programme at the Johns Hopkins University Campus, but, gives them a unique opportunity to acquire Public health skills and management skills through our MPH programme. All students admitted to this course will be provided a travel and stay scholarship. The Master of Public Health degree program is designed to preparing professionals for challenging careers in public health management in the public & private sectors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) & national and multinational organizations. The pedagogy in each course is selected judiciously; with an emphasis on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories of core public health and management.”

Students who wish to opt for the MPH program should begin by contacting the MPH coordinator at the IIHMR University campus through emails on mph.iihmr.edu.in. The applicants should send their CVs and prescreening questionnaire (can be downloaded from www.mph.iihmr.edu.in) to mph@iihmr.edu.in. The approval status will be informed by the IIHMR/ JHSPH within 2 weeks of the submission of the pre - screening questionnaire. Meanwhile, the applicant should prepare for credentialing of transcripts, 3 recommendation letters and a personal statement. Once the approval has been received, the applicant must begin the online application process on SOPHAS and the application fee will cost $120 (http://sophas.org/program-finder/) and follow the instructions given on the website. The online application through SOPHAS should be submitted latest by July 1, 2016.

The MPH degree comprises 80 credits which include Capstone and Practicum training. The coursework will be conducted in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and IIHMR University, Jaipur, both. The collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and IIHMR will enable the students to benefit from Johns Hopkins’ track record of excellence in teaching public health and IIHMR’s expertise in health management.

The student selection process is globally acclaimed following stringent international standards. The MPH degree will be awarded by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and will have same and equal credentials as that in the USA.

Eligibility:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a background in Mathematics and Biology
  • English proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Graduates with at least 2 years of health related experience beyond the bachelor’s/ master’s degree (Waived off for Ph.D and M.B.B.S)
  • English proficiency
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills
  • Standardized test scores of GRE/ GMAT/ MCAT/ LSAT (Waived off for M.B.B.S/Master’s degree holders of any discipline/applicants possessing degrees beyond the baccalaureate level)
  • English proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Application Requirements:

  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript from each academic institution attended beyond secondary/ high school
  • Three letters of recommendations

Application Process:

Step1: Download Pre Screen questionnaire from www.mph.iihmr.edu.in. Send completed Pre Screening questionnaire with updated CV at mph@iihmr.edu.in by May 15, 2016. Approval status will be informed by IIHMR/ JHSPH within 2 weeks of submission of Pre Screening questionnaire. Applicants should prepare for credentialing of transcripts, 3 letters of recommendations and personal statement

Step 2:  On receiving approval start the online application on SOPHAS portal http://sophas.org/program-finder/ 

Step 3: Submit the online application through SOPHAS portal as soon as possible. Last date to submit the application form is July 1, 2016

For more information, please visit: www.mph.iihmr.edu.in


Marking 32 years of contribution and excellence in Public Health and Management, IIHMR University has created its niche in providing high quality research, education and training in the areas of Health Management.

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