In the dynamic world of healthcare, demand is growing for highly skilled people who are able to collect, organize, and interpret scientific data related to the distribution of disease among populations, disease risk factors, and the interrelation between healthcare delivery processes and health outcomes. Open to healthcare professionals, the online Master of Science in Public Health degree provides an academically challenging and stimulating study of public health. It covers the five core areas of public health, which are epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences, environmental health and healthcare management within a local context.

This public health postgraduate degree provides you with a range of knowledge, subject-specific expertise, specialized skills within a powerful global network. Offered by the School of Health and Environmental Studies, the masters in Public Health program prepares health professionals to design, develop, implement, and evaluate programs that have an impact on the health of the community as well as global health. The program is accredited by the Ministry of Education, UAE.  It provides health professionals with a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge important for effective health professionals working in different healthcare settings. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This online master in public health course is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation and by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), the European accreditation agency for public health programs and schools. APHEA is an independent body which is committed to assuring and improving the quality of public health educational activities throughout Europe and the globe. 


General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2000 per Credit Hour (45 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.



Target audience

The Master of Public Health Online Degree is designed to attract qualified graduate learners who wish to pursue a career in public health and public Health professionals who wish to enhance their skills in public health practices. This includes learners with medical or paramedical background including nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and other allied health graduates and professionals.

Program Goals

Develop learners to be exemplary professionals who are able to integrate and apply public health knowledge and perform its functions
Develop an innovative program that integrates five core areas of public health with elective courses and research skills to match learner’s interests in public health
Improve cultural competences, analytic skills and abilities of the learners to help them to face challenging issues in public health practice
Provide learners with opportunities for integration and practical application of the learned competencies through practicum, seminars, and other innovative educational, research and service activities

Program Outcomes

Integrate knowledge and technical skills in the five core public health competencies to assess the health status of the population, diagnose its problems, investigate causes, and design solutions for those problems. The five core areas are biostatistics, health services administration, epidemiology, environmental health and social and behavioral sciences
Analyze environmental and occupational risks and develop strategies for a healthier environment and a safer workplace
Evaluate social determinants of health on populations and the range of political, social, economic, environmental and health interventions that might improve population health
Develop public health policies and administrative processes to effectively contribute to the management of public health services
Apply research and evaluation skills to identify and manage society's public health needs and problems
Effectively plan and evaluate public health programs using appropriate analysis and evaluation methods

Career opportunities for Master of Science in Public Health

  • Community Development Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Promotion Managers
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Health Ministries & Council’s Staff
  • Health Managers & Administrators
  • Healthcare Policy & Strategy makers
  • Public Health Research Specialists
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