IIHMR University MPH program with international scholarship course at Johns Hopkins University, USA

Would you like to pursue an MPH course in India with an opportunity to study part of it abroad? This article provides complete information on the Master of Public Health (MPH) program being offered by Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, USA in cooperation with IIHMR University, Jaipur.

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, USA is offering a degree program in Master of Public Health (MPH) in India in cooperation with the IIHMR University, Jaipur. Applications are invited from eligible students to apply for the program which begins in October 2016. By pursuing the course in India, students from India can save on the costs of pursuing the program in USA.

About the MPH program

The primary goal of the MPH program is to enable students to take up a professional career in the field of public health either in a national or an international organization, an NGO, a private firm or a public sector undertaking. They will develop the requisite health management skills to be able to deal with varied aspects of health programs & services in an efficient and effective manner. The certificate of the MPH program has international credibility, as it is provided by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

Program modules

Incorporated in the MPH program are:
  1. Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  2. Environmental Health Sciences

  3. Public Health Biology

  4. Health Management and Functional Management

  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences

  6. Public Policy and Ethics

  7. A hands-on experience working & interacting with public health professionals

  8. Working on a public health practice projects that is of particular interest to your, with the aim to integrate and apply the skills & competencies which you acquired during the course to a public health problem.


It is a 2 year program, starting from October 2016.

Course fee

The course fee for the JHSPH/IIHMR MPH program is US$22000.


You will be provided a travel and stay international scholarship to join a 2 week course on Problem Solving in Public Health at an institute at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

Eligibility requirements

  1. You must be a graduate.

  2. You should have minimum 2 years of health related experience. Note that the requisite work experience is waived off for those who have PhD and M.B.B.S qualification.

  3. You must have proficiency in English.

  4. You should have taken prior courses in subjects such as Mathematics and Biology.

  5. You should have the requisite Standardized Test Scores, namely GRE/GMAT. These scores are waived off for MBBS and Master's degree (in any discipline). At the same time, you will need to demonstrate quantitative skills.

How to apply

There are 2 stages in the application process:
  1. First stage: You must download the pre-screening questionnaire from the official website www.mph.iihmr.edu.in. Then send the filled in pre-screening questionnaire along with your latest updated CV at mph@iihmr.edu.in latest by June 10, 2016.

  2. Second stage: You will receive a confirmation email on receipt of your questionnaire and C.V. and the current status of your application. If you are shortlisted and get a confirmation email of this from the IIHMR University, you will then receive another email from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA to fill-in the online application form. The application for the MPH program goes through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application System).

    Documents required

    The following documents need to be submitted for your application to be reviewed:
    1. Your Curriculum Vitae/Resume (note: this needs to be uploaded with your application).

    2. A 2-page Personal Statement (note: this needs to be uploaded with your application).

    3. 3 Letters of Recommendation through SOPHAS at: http://sophas.org/program-finder/. Note that there will be no receipt of official letters through the postal service.

    4. Your official TOEFL Scores: This you need to send to SOPHAS in Massachusetts using code 5688.

    5. Your official GRE Scores: This you need to send to JHSPH at SOPHAS 3738 /or send your GMAT Scores to KGB-3R-06.

    6. The 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.

    7. You need to send unofficial copies of ALL university transcripts to JHSPH directly.

    For more information visit: http://www.jhsph.edu/admissions/international-students/

    Important dates

    • The pre-screening questionnaire along with your latest updated CV should be sent by June 10, 2016.

    • You complete application, which includes the payment of the US$120 application fee and a fully submitted application, should be received by July 01, 2016.

    Contact information

    1. IIHMR University
      1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Near Sanganer Airport, Jaipur - 302029
      Ph: 91-141-3924700, 2791431-32/Extn. 766,746
      Mobile Number: 91-8890627155
      Toll Free-1800-3010-5700
      Fax: 91-141-3924738
      Email: admissions@iihmr.edu.in
      Website: http://www.mph.iihmr.edu.in/

    2. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
      Master of Public Health Program
      615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W1015
      Baltimore, MD 21205
      Ph: 410-955-1291 / Toll: 888-548-6741 / Fax: 410-955-4749
      Email: mphprog@jhu.edu
      Website: http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-of-public-health/

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