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MAHSA’s Master of Science in Public Health provides the necessary knowledge and competencies to protect, improve and maintain the health of individuals and communities and prepares students for gainful employment in diverse health settings both in the public and private health sectors.

During the 1-&-½-year programme consisting of three long semesters and a short one, students will be trained in the fields of epidemiology, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, health systems management, biostatistics, research methodology, health promotion, occupational health, environmental health, health-risk assessment, population health, public health policy and leadership. The training is conducted through didactic lectures, tutorials, case studies, seminars, workshops, field visits and presentations by an expert team of academics with many years of real-world public health experience both locally and internationally. Our primary goal is for graduates to emerge as advanced critical thinkers and analysts, ready and able to challenge and push boundaries in a wide range of public health contexts.

Graduates of MAHSA University’s Master of Science in Public Health will have acquired the various proficiencies and aptitudes to function effectively and efficiently in a diversity of environments as leaders in public health. They will have the capacity to diagnose community health problems, manage and reduce health disparities and implement solutions to enhance human health. They will also be equipped with advanced research capacities to do independent research to inform their evidence-based public health practices.



Programme Structure

SUBJECT SUBJECT CODE
Y1S1 Essential Public Health Concepts MPH 7114
Epidemiology & Medical Statistics MPH 7124
Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases MPH 7134
Population Health MPH 7142
Y1S2 Occupational & Environmental Health MPH 7152
Health Systems Management MPH 7164
Essential Issues in Health Policy MPH 7174
Health Economics & Financing MPH 7184
Y1S3 Research Methodology MPH 7194
Y2S1 Dissertation MPH 7218

Entry Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent accepted by the University’s Senate; or CGPA less than 2.50 can be accepted with minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field.

English Proficiency (International Candidates): IELTS (6.0)/ TOEFL (550) if 1st degree is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction or Pass in an English Proficiency test approved by the University.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can seek employment in diverse environments to work as Epidemiologists, Researchers, Public Health Managers, Health Insurance Executives, and Wellness Executives in public and private enterprises. Some of the graduates of this programme are already pursuing PhDs in local and international universities. Local and international NGO’s advocating social and health issues are always on the lookout for such well-trained public health graduates.

Advantages

Quality
The Master of Science in Public Health is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts
Affordable
Tuition fees for the Master of Science in Public Health are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to continuing education.
Recognition
The Master of Science in Public Health is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Master of Science in Public Health is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia