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 Master of Science in Public Health 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 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 MSc 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 program 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.  It is the first specific accreditation system for education in public health at the European level. The APHEA was founded by 5 European associations (ASPHER, EUPHA, EPHA, EHMA and EuroHealthNet) bringing together all the stakeholders in public health in Europe.

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 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
Comprehensive, highly specialised knowledge in a field of work, discipline and/or professional practice, and at the interface between different fields, including frontier concepts and recent developments
Advanced knowledge of applicable research principles and methods
Critical awareness of knowledge issues, as the basis for original thinking; encompassing appropriate processes of enquiry and current processes of knowledge production
Detailed body of knowledge of recent developments in a field of work, and/or discipline
Advanced skills required in research, analysis, evaluation and/ or innovation of complex ideas, information, concepts and/or activities
Skills to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields using highly developed cognitive and creative skills and intellectual independence to the field of work or discipline
Advanced problem-solving skills to analyse highly complex issues with incomplete data and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to an academic/ professional field, field of work or discipline
Planning skills to develop and execute a major project or comparable activities (that includes a significant range of variables and complexity) with appropriately selected research methodologies producing sound conclusions
Highly developed specialist communication and information technology skills to present explain and/or critique highly complex matters
Can function autonomously and/ or take responsibility for managing professional practices, work, processes or systems, or learning contexts that are highly complex, unpredictable and unfamiliar, and require new strategic approaches and/or intervention or conceptual abstract solutions
Can account for high level governance of processes and systems
Can analyse and reflect on sociocultural norms and relationships and act to build and transform them
Can initiate and manage professional activities that may include a highly complex environment
Can take responsibility for leading the strategic performance and development of professional teams and self
Can self-evaluate and take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice including unfamiliar learning contexts
Can develop and implement further learning consistently and sensitively
Can consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues leading to informed, fair and valid decisions

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • Environment Managers
  • Health Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Health Ministries & Council’s Staff
  • Health Managers & Administrators
  • Healthcare Policy & Strategy makers
  • Healthcare Administrator