MPH in Tropical Medicine (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 JLI MPH in Tropical Medicine program has been developed for current healthcare professionals and students who aspire to make a career in this important discipline of medicine. The program is directed towards the skill-building and practice of tropical medicine and community healthcare delivery. This program also provides opportunities for engaging in research through focused projects in the field. There is an emphasis on tropical diseases, infections, surveillance and informatics in healthcare.


JLI has consulted experts in public health and tropical medicine while developing this program and most of the faculty have significant experience in this domain. Not only is there a focus on developing fundamental concepts in tropical medicine, but also exposure to more sophisticated areas of learning such as an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges related to infectious diseases, implementation of evidence-based recommendations for infectious and non-infectious diseases, immunization policy and practice, and several other key areas of knowledge and skills needed by professionals who practice tropical medicine.


This program is also an excellent choice for physicians, nurses, allied healthcare workers and medical students who have an interest in tropical health.



Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


What will you study?


Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Tropical Medicine


Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) program. You can view the program details here


Complete Specialization in Tropical Medicine – Receive MPH with Specialization in Tropical Medicine Degree


Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Tropical Medicine. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with Specialization in Tropical Medicine Degree.


Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Tropical Medicine Degree program:

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth




The JLI MPH in Tropical Medicine program is designed in a way so it’s helpful for new graduates as well as healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare workers. After the completion of this program, students are expected to have a thorough understanding of tropical diseases, the causal relationships and the societal burden of all tropical diseases.  Since most of the tropical diseases are infections or infestations, tropical medicine specialists are expected to have strong knowledge of infectious diseases.  Besides treatment, there is a strong emphasis on early detection through laboratory testing and thus a good part of tropical medicine jobs are in laboratory areas such as microbiology, virology, etc. Tropical health specialists are also involved in the prevention of tropical infections and this is an excellent career option for those who are passionate about developing smart and innovative solutions for the prevention of infections.


Job Outlook




Career Options


Key roles that students can pursue after completing this program are


Tropical Health Specialist

Infectious Disease Consultant

Healthcare Administrator ( Tropics)

NGO Administrator or Manager

Immunization Leader or Manager

Community healthcare leader




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)

Calculate Tuition Fee

PAYABLE IN INSTALLMENTS We offer substantially lower tuition fee for students from low-income countries. Tuition assistance is available for applicants from low income countries by means of a lower tuition fee. To see the fee applicable to you please select your nationality and your program of interest.



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:

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