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Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health
January, July
Lectures, Seminars, Practical Sessions

Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is recognized as most widely accepted credential in the profession of Public Health which addresses different aspects and policies related to public health, research and development in health issues and public health administration. Public Health, an important concern of today’s world, has evolved in response to universal needs of people around the world. At University of Creative Technology, Chittagong, (UCTC) we offer a 2 year program on credit based dual semester system spread over a 24 months (4 semesters) duration. The prime objective of MPH program of UCTC is to ensure the development and accomplishment of advanced public health education through most updated curriculum in practice in the country. We emphasize on involvement of students in active and direct learning to solve problems, and the acquisition of skills essential in this profession.

The benefits - on leaving the course - you will:

Become a public health professional with full mastery of thinking health issues critically.

Gain a solid understanding and developed an ability of analysis and interpretation of various challenging and complex health related issues.

Gain insights into the epidemiological theories, with in-deapth knowledge of health aspects and significance.

Feel enthusiastic as a curious reseacher in the domains of health administration, health policy and health promotion.

Course Structure

Public Health department is offering 2 years master’s degree with 80 credits which have two intakes including early in the year (January intake, Spring) and middle of the year (July intake, Autumn).
Program name: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Module by module breakdown:

Total courses Majors Minors
15 10 5
Residential Field Site Training (RFST), Clinical Attachment and Thesis protocol Development at the later stage of the Program.
Thesis part at the end of the program with practical experiences.

Entry requirements

Qualification for admission to the programme requires professional degree/Bachelor's degree having at least 2nd class or equivalent GPA in a health science including medical, dental, nursing, paramedics, physiotherapy, alternative medicine, public health.

Students having background in general sciences, agriculture, biomedical engineering, biological and chemical sciences studies.

Social sciences, statistics, psychology,economics, arts or engineering field of education from any recognized university will be eligible to apply

Work experience after graduation in health and nutrition related sectors are preferred.

Positive intention and motivations for studying public health.


Degree: Master of Public Health (MPH)

Degree type: Master’s by Coursework and Research

Duration: 2 years

Intake: January, July

Mode of Study: Friday and Evening classes, On Campus and Virtual

2020-2021 Tuition Fees: 1,51,000 BDT

Scholarship: Available

Application Deadline 20 December (January Intake), 20 June (July Intake)

Course Delivered Main Campus, Bahaddarhat, Chattagram.

Assessment Criteria

Each course is assessed in 100 Marks with a breakdown of class tests, presentations, mid-term and final exams and viva-voce as follow:

Class tests and / or presentations: 10

Attendance: 10

Assignment and presentation: 10

Mid-term exam: 30

Final exam: 40

Total: 100

Career opportunities

The programme leads to a degree of Master of public health with a major of your interested field.

Work opportunities for public health professionals mirror contemporary public health challenges. Positions will therefore be found in organizations engaged in promoting population health and preventing disease, such as local and regional public health departments and authorities, ministries of health and social affairs, UN bodies and non-governmental organizations.

Public health professionals perform a wide range of tasks including surveillance and analyses of population health data, design of health promotion policy and interventions addressing social determinants and health equity, advocacy communication, and social mobilization for health.

You will also be prepared for PhD studies within the area of public health science

Faculty members are from reputed national and International Universities including University of Chittagong, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), University of Aston (United Kingdom), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Kanazawa University (Japan). If you are really interested to take global degree at home and get the exposureof our expert and dynamic faculties, our MPH program at UCTC will be the right option for you.

Message from the program head

Public health matters. In the medical field, clinicians treat diseases and injuries one patient at a time. But in public health, public health specialists prevent diseases and injuries of public. It is saying that, a clinician can save a life but a public health professional can save millions. Public health researchers, practitioners and educators work with communities and public. Public health identifies the causes of disease, disability and implement largescale intervention for the solutions.

Department of Public Health at University of Creative Technology (UCTC) tries to address critical health challenges in the era of 21st Century. Myself and our experienced faculty members are passionate about teaching and research on most challenging and critical health issues at this time like, communicable & non-communicable diseases, health policy & management, occupational & environmental health, reproductive & child health.

We are enthusiastic and committed to create innovative public health leaders and solutions for existing health problems through practical and research-based education. Moreover, our department is dedicated to provide quality education through training, workshop and advocacy.

Different government organizations, UN organizations (WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, FAO, USAID), International NGO’s (icddr,b, Save the Children, FHI 360, and etc.) have the demand of such innovative health leaders. We are trying to make such cohort with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to be the pioneer who impact the communities and the world.

We welcome highly motivated students and researchers from medical and non-medical backgrounds to join our exciting journey of discoveries in public health. I invite all of you to browse our website and publications and learn more about the academicians, department and also the University.

Prof. Dr. Zahid Hossain Sharif
Chairman, Department of Public Health, UCTC