The MPH in Maternal and Child Health 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.
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Maternal and Child Health
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 Maternal and Child Health – Receive MPH with Specialization in Maternal and Child Health Degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Maternal and Child Health. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with Specialization in Maternal and Child Health Degree.
Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Maternal and Child Health Degree program:
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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.
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)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
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.
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:
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)
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.
Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance