IIHMR University invites applications from SAARC nations for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program 2017

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A major collaboration between Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and IIHMR University to address the health challenges of the South Asian subcontinent.

Editor’s Synopsis:
• A tuition fee of USD 22000 which is highly subsidized for Indian students and those from surrounding low-and middle-income South Asian countries
• The IIHMR University provides International Scholarships for travel to attend a 2-week course at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
• Completing over 3 decades, IIHMR University is a WHO Collaborating Center for Primary Healthcare.
• IIHMR University pioneered the concept of Public Health Management in the South Asian region, and has developed in-depth research and teaching capabilities

March, 2017: The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program India, in cooperation with the IIHMR University, Jaipur. The Master of Public Health is a two-year full-time program with a total number of 30 seats. Applications are invited for its 5th batch starting from October 2017. For the past four batches, all of whom have been placed very well, the MPH Program has been receiving admission interests from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Myanmar.

According to Dr. SD, Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR University, “Public Health has changed dramatically in the last century. The John-Hopkins University-IIHMR University Master of Public Health (MPH) depicts the core strengths of both the institutions. Poised to meet the needs of students confronting public health challenges in South Asia, this program also blends the JHSPH’s excellence with IIHMR University’s expertise in Health Management Research. There is a dire necessity to build public health capacities in developing countries, especially in the low and middle income ones in the South. We need to focus on generating unlimited capacities and professional skills in public health education. Hence, it is time to re-examine our curriculums to ensure we are delivering education, research exposure, and learning experiences that are vibrant, viable, relevant and realistic. This is primarily the reason and what we aim to provide with the Johns Hopkins-IIHMR program of Master of Public Health.”

With regard to the heavily subsidized nature of the MPH, 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 MPH program in the USA. The course fee for JHSPH/IIHMR MPH program is USD 22000. Students admitted to this program will be provided a travel and stay international scholarship to attend two-week course on Problem Solving in Public Health at an Intensive Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. The MPH degree program is designed to focus on public health capacity building in developing countries, cultivate students’ health management skills so that they will be prepared to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programs and services. The program will be able to prepare professionals for challenging careers in public health domain in the public as well as the private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), national and multinational organizations”.

MPH Alumni are placed with organizations such as National University of Singapore, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore, Smart Analyst, Gurgaon, IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan Medical Service Corporation Limited, Jaipur, Jhpiego, N.Delhi, Northland Government University, Auckland, NZ, Hospital Consultant, USA, Public Health Consultant, USA, Hospital Consultant, Rajasthan, Independent Consultant, Australia, Health Unlocked, London, United Kingdom, World Health Organization Country Office for India, Jhpiego, Nepal, New ERA, Katmandu, Nepal, KMCT Medical College, Calicut.

Interested individuals must fulfill the following criteria, regardless of their nationality, to apply for the program:
1. A Bachelor degree
2. A minimum of 2 years of full-time health- related experience beyond the Bachelor’s/Master’s degree. (Work experience is waived for Ph.D. and M.B.B.S graduates.)
3. Prior college-level mathematics courses; prior college-level biology course plus another health-related course.
4. Demonstrated English proficiency through prior degree, TOEFL or IELTS.
5. Demonstrated quantitative and verbal skills through GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT. (Applicants with degrees beyond the Bachelor’s may request a waiver of standardized test scores if they are other sources of quantitative abilities.)

Applicants applying must go through a prescreening process and have been pre-approved for this program by IIHMR before they apply.

Those who wish to apply for the MPH program are required to follow these steps:
Step 1: Candidate should download a pre-screening questionnaire from www.mph.iihmr.edu.in and send the completely filled pre-screening questionnaire along with updated CV/resume to [email protected] by MAY 31, 2017.

Step 2: A confirmation mail will be sent to each candidate after receipt of the materials in STEP 1. After pre-approval for the application is given through an email from the IIHMR University, the candidate will receive another email from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with an invitation to complete the online MPH application through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application System) http://sophas.org/program-finder/. In order to be considered for admission, completed applications (including payment of the US $ 135 application fee and a fully submitted application) should be received by JULY 01, 2017.

Application Requirements at SOPHAS:
In order for your application to be reviewed, you must submit the following:
• Curriculum Vitae/Resume (*will be uploaded with application)
• 2 Page Personal Statement (*will be uploaded with application)
• 3 Letters of Recommendation – Electronically Through SOPHAS
o We cannot receive official letters through the postal service.
• Official TOEFL Scores – send to SOPHAS in Massachusetts use code 5688
• Official GRE Scores – send to JHSPH at SOPHAS 3738 /or GMAT Scores should be sent to KGB-3R-06
o Official Credential Evaluation of all Foreign Transcripts (all colleges/universities outside of the U.S. that you have attended) should be sent through World Education Services or WES. The CAS provider you should choose is SOPHAS
o In order to expedite the review of your application, please send unofficial copies of ALL university transcripts to JHSPH directly
o Please visit our website (http://www.jhsph.edu/admissions/international-students/) for more information.

 

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