Introduction

The MMU MPH is an innovative programme designed to offer multi-disciplinary academic knowledge and skills to students from a rage of professional backgrounds. Our masters programme covers the major components of public health and offers flexible learning opportunities. The programme is designed to stimulate and inspire the learners by giving them the necessary knowledge and practical skills to develop their career

On Completion of the MPH programme students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in identification and tackling of health problems in their local communities
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in approaches to social and behavioral factors that influence health of populations
3. Critically analyze theories and issues related to public health
4. Demonstrate ability to plan, implement and manage health programmes
5. Apply multidisciplinary approaches to formulate, implement and evaluate health policies and programmes
6. Address specific research questions employing a wide range of analytical methods, and critically analyze and interpret research evidence as applied to public health

The programme is open both to Ugandans and Non-Ugandans. To be admitted to the program the applicant must satisfy MMU entry requirements for admission to post graduate studies. The minimum entry requirements are:
• A second class degree or its equivalent from a recognized university in health sciences (specializing in any of the following: medicine, veterinary, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health and other related related courses), or
• A second class degree or its equivalent from a recognized university in biological, education or social sciences (specializing in any of the following: biological sciences, environmental sciences, laboratory sciences, statistics, demography, social sciences and other related humanities) with at least 2 years of relevant field experience

The programme is weekend on campus. Training involves lectures and field work in selected practicum sites

Programme duration
2-years full time semester-based study programme