Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH – Maternal and Child Health)


Careers & Outcomes

Approx. Program Length

18-24 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

6000 CHF



Program Overview

This is a Dual Master’s Degree Program. The student is awarded an MPH Degree from International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy, and MPH in Maternal and Child Health from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.


The program is designed for students to develop a keen understanding, critical thinking, and key skills needed to find solutions to important health challenges facing women and children across the globe. This is a very vast subject and students are encouraged to further broaden their knowledge in any ket interest area within this subject. After completing this specialization, students are expected to apply their knowledge and skills within this key health domain. Students who complete this program usually find opportunities to work within the health system with a focus on maternal and child health. Students also get involved in research to further understand and evaluate the incidence, prevalence, and opportunities for change for better outcomes with regard to health for women and children.


The James Lind Institute and the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’) have collaborated to bring to you a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program. Alongside this MPH Degree, this program leads to the award of a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from James Lind Institute.


Approx. Course Length

2-6 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Pathway for MPH in Maternal and Child Health


Stage 1: Complete Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH)


Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete the Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management which typically is completed in 36 weeks and is comprised of 42 ECTS Credits. This program comprises of 18 Core Courses and 3 Elective Courses chosen from a list of Elective Courses available to the student. The student will then transfer to International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy to complete the MPH program with the award of 90 ECTS Credits. This is explained in detail here.


Stage 2: Complete Specialization in Maternal and Child Health


Upon completion of the MPH program at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, the student will initiate a specialization in Maternal and Child Health at James Lind Institute. This specialization earns the student a total of 48 ECTS Credits. Combining these 48 ECTS Credits with 42 ECTS credits earned from Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management, a total of 90 ECTS credits leads to the award of Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.


Following is the structure of the MPH in Maternal and Child Health Program:

Reproductive Health JLI-MCH-004
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Child Health JLI-MCH-005
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Safe Immunization JLI-MCH-007
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Major Vaccine Preventable Diseases JLI-MCH-009
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks

This course introduces you to Epidemiology. This course introduces you to Epidemiology. This course introduces you to Epidemiology.

Women's Health JLI-MCH-010
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Women, Health and Culture JLI-MCH-011
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Health and Human Rights JLI-MCH-012
2 Credits | Approx. 2 weeks
Project and Report JLI-MCH-013
24 Credits | Approx. 12 weeks

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth




Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals work in healthcare set-ups that are focused primarily on the care of mothers and children. The support that the MCH professionals provide is a part of the broader delivery of public health through community health delivery system. Within the community healthcare set-up, MCH professionals assume significant responsibilities to maintain and enhance the quality of care that is being provided to mothers and children.


It is not only the technical skills that are required in being successful as an MCH professional. As is true for many other branches of public health, MCH professionals are required to be skilled communicators, active listeners, and have high Emotional Quotient (EQ). These attributes are a mix of innate personality and high-quality training that exposes the MCH professionals to the required behaviors needed to be successful in their roles. MCH specialists are expected to engage in outreach programs, education and training related activities, social services, immunization and related programs, maternity-related activities among many others.


The JLI Dual Degree MPH with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is designed to suit healthcare professionals or fresh graduates who aspire to work in MCH. The program curriculum provides the opportunity to the students to learn about the fundamentals of MCH and the application of MCH skills in healthcare delivery.


Job Outlook:



Career Opportunities:

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is one of the most important and busy areas of community healthcare delivery and it continues to grow as the population of the world grows. Career options for MCH specialists exist within both pubic and private healthcare set-ups as well as in other organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, charities, academia, and research organizations. With a Master of Science in Public Health (MPH) and a specialized MPH in Maternal and Child Health, our students receive strong interest from such organizations across the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 16% increase in community health workers to be employed between 2016 through 2026





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.

  • 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. Furthermore, it is the only Italian Telematic University that was positively assessed by the CNVSU, the National Committee established to assess the university institutions in Italy UNINETTUNO is a distance teaching university based on close cooperation with traditional universities from Europe, the Arab World, the United States and Asia. These alliances with higher-education institutions from across the world allow UNINETTUNO to supply a wider and more diverse educational offering, based on a scientific psychopedagogical model built on 20 years of research. Thanks to the use of new technologies and a faculty of prestigious professors from some of the world’s biggest universities, UNINETTUNO offers a unique university experience based on quality, flexibility and innovation.

  • 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. With activities and services for students, academics and professionals, its mission spreads in most of the related fields and domains. Atheneum’s activities are supported with programs and projects, which range from providing open knowledge resources, telematic and distant learning education and higher education consulting to developing global networks and strategic alliances. Its scope reaches all around the world as it has affiliations with organisations and institutions on a global scale that aim to promote higher education mobility and transnational cooperation.

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The JLI MPH Difference?

When you choose our Master of Science in 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

Take the next step

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.

Due to the negative economic effects of COVD 19, JLI Switzerland has decided to waive off 25% tuition fees for all Masters Programs for the upcoming intake for all current and new students. Please contact our admissions team at for more details.

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