OFFERED BY IIPH Shillong

(2019 – 2021)

This MPH is a full-time two-year course conducted in the scenic hill station of Shillong, capital of the state of Meghalaya. Shillong is the educational hub of Northeast India, drawing students from the eight states of the region and from all over India. It is part of the Eastern Himalayas biodiversity hotspot and offers unmatched opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts and nature adventure. The tribal tapestry of the region provides a deep diversity for learning and research, and for rich cultural experiences.

The MPH course will attempt to prepare a competent cadre of professionals who have a basic understanding of the various aspects of public health and are able to successfully apply this knowledge towards meeting public health challenges in the Indian context. The state of Meghalaya has sanctioned posts for state and district level epidemiologists in the Department of Health & Family Welfare. Students will be registered with Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) and the degree will be conferred by the University.

PROGRAM DURATION

The program is divided in four semesters over a period of two years. The program will be offered from August 2019 to July 2021

ADMISSION AND SELECTION

An application form is to be submitted along with

  1. A 500 word essay on a public health issue of relevance to India
  2. A 300 word personal statement on ‘why I wish to do an MPH

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

Medical graduates (MBBS), Dental graduates (BDS), Graduates of AYUSH [Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), Bachelor of Unani

Medicine & Surgery (BUMS),Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)], BTech or BE (any branch) and graduates of four-year degrees in Veterinary Sciences, Nursing Sciences, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, or students with a postgraduate degree in Statistics or Biostatistics, Demography, Population Studies, Nutrition, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work. Management or Law graduates may also apply. Work experience in a health-related field is desirable.

Duration: Two Years

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