Master of Public Health Management -MPH (Online)

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Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

18 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

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Program Overview 

The field of public health is of high importance as it focuses on health at a population/community level. People who are trained in public health and have advanced degrees in this field are in high demand globally. Public health professionals help to prevent the outbreak of diseases, develop a plan of action in case of outbreaks and work at national and international levels in policymaking and implementation. Generally, public health professionals are a part of large healthcare organizations both for and non-profit, and public or private.


The MPH offered by James Lind Institute, Switzerland has been conceptualized and designed by experts who have ensured that we teach our students applied public health fundamentals which differentiate our program from the more academic MPH programs. Our MPH program puts emphasis on practical aspects of solving public health challenges. We focus on skill-building of our students so you can apply those skills immediately.


Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


What will you study?

The JLI Master of Public Health program has been designed to provide a very comprehensive curriculum to ensure that you develop strong knowledge and skills in the practice of Public Health.


The program comprises of 90 ECTS Credits and duration is 18 Months.


After completion of 42 ECTS Credits, an interim qualification of Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management is awarded to you. This part of your studies only includes coursework. Students usually complete the first 42 credits in 36 weeks.


After completing your first 42 credits, you proceed to complete your MPH Degree. This part of your program comprises coursework as well as a project which will be undertaken under the guidance of your faculty and mentor. A project report will be required to be submitted after the completion of the project. The selection of the Project and the writing of your project report will also be guided by your faculty and mentor. If available, we offer opportunities to complete your projects at a partner organization in your city, country or region.


Following is the structure of the entire MPH Program:

Introduction To Public Health and Healthcare MPH-001
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks

This course has been developed to equip students with knowledge and skills so they can support the delivery of healthcare to communities and also assume roles of greater responsibilities such as strategy development, policy making, managerial and executive management.

Community Medicine MPH-002
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Epidemiology MPH-003
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Health Economics MPH-005
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Biostatistics MPH-006
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Nutrition MPH-007
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Data and Communication MPH-008
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Environmental Health MPH-009
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Mental Health MPH-010
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Introduction to Surveillance MPH-011
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Resources and Administration MPH-013
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Infectious Diseases MPH-014
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Immunization MPH-015
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Planetary Health MPH-017
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Health and Human Rights MPH-019
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks


Research Methods MPH-020
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Occupational Health MPH-021
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Global Health Security MPH-028
3 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks
Global Health Collaboration MPH-029
3 Credits | Approx. 3 weeks
Project and Report MPH-30
24 Credits | Approx. 16 weeks

Careers & Outcomes

Public Health Jobs that require a Master's Degree


Career Pathways


The MPH Program from James Lind Institute, Switzerland, is an excellent program for students and professionals to assume diverse roles in the public health and allied health sectors. This program is developed to help students to develop strong knowledge and skills to explore opportunities within the public health space including ones that are in specialized areas such as maternal and child health, environmental health, nutrition, occupational health among many others.

This program is also designed to make our students attractive to international agencies, community health organizations, governmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations involved in health delivery, promotion, management, and administration.


Why the Master of Public Health Management (MPH) from James Lind Institute?


In a recent study conducted on the open positions in public health in the Journal of Global Health and many other such studies, it became clear that for maximizing the chances of success in securing a career in public health, a master’s degree is extremely helpful.


67% of the positions were in non–governmental organizations (NGOs)

14% of the positions involved clinical disciplines primarily medicine.

50% of job posts included the request for applicants to have the kind of knowledge and skills normally acquired in schools of public health offering courses relevant to global health.

51% of the listed opportunities required at least a Master’s degree level of qualification or doctoral degree.


Networking, Observerships, Internships, and Projects

Our students have the opportunity to tap into our faculty members’ networks within global and national organizations, individuals, and various other key stakeholders. We also ensure that students have the best chance to secure internships and observerships at international organizations. Students are also supported to develop and conduct their projects under the mentorship of a local or international expert in public health.



James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.


Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)

Biomedical Sciences



Dentistry, Oral Health

Development Studies

Environmental Health

Exercise and Sport Science

Food Science

Health Economics

Health Management

Medicine, Medical sciences



Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Therapy



Public Health or Health Sciences

Science (All disciplines)

Speech Therapy

Veterinary sciences


For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at for exploring this pathway.


Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+

PET 50+

TOEFL 550+


The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, or;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country.

Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

+36 Weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

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PAYABLE IN INSTALLMENTS We understand the need for flexible and affordable tuition fee payments. JLI offers you tuition fee payment in installments. After submitting your application for admission, a payment plan will be offered.



What is the MPH/MSc Dual Degree Program?


In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:


You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.



Duration: 36 Weeks


Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health  Management Program:

  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    James Lind Institute is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)

  • Swiss Higher Education Institution

    James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.

  • International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy

    JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor, master and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Reasearch in Italy.

  • Atheneum Liberal Studies

    Atheneum Liberal Studies (ALS) is a pioneer and innovative educational organization, established in 2007 utilising the latest developments in training, information technology and expertise in higher education with a vision to promote scientific knowledge at all levels.

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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The JLI MPH Difference?

When you choose our Master of Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
Establish Credibility

Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally

Learn at your own pace

We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn

Stay Current and Relevant

We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance

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At James Lind Institute, we are here to help you at every step of your journey from finding the right program, enrolling in your program, studying at JLI, and a successful outcome after your complete your program.