Master of Public Health (MPH) in Mental and Behavioural Health

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Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

18 Months

Total month

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.



Program Overview 

Mental and behavioural health issues constitute a spectrum of health challenges affecting all levels of the social strata. The COVID-19 pandemic has sensitized populations to diverse mental health issues potentially due to direct biological effects as well as major psychosocial and economic consequences of the pandemic. 


Recognizing and addressing mental health issues at the primary health care level is a major need globally. The James Lind Institute MPH with Mental and Behavioral Health (MBH) specialization trains students to promote mental and behavioral health through an interdisciplinary and holistic health approach. The focus is to promote, secure and improve mental health of individuals, communities and populations using focussed, evidence based and tailored public health strategies. 


The standard of care for mental illness is always provided by licensed clinicians trained in medicine and mental health. However, it is increasingly being recognized that a team of professionals with skills and knowledge about public health strategies for mental health creates a much conducive environment for better therapeutic outcomes and rehabilitation.  In addition, a public health approach towards mental health practice benefits societies by way of better policies, general public awareness, removing taboos, and building a favorable environment for rehabilitation and productivity.  


The MPH in Mental and Behavioural Health will help you acquire skills necessary for approaching mental and behavioral health prevention, promotion and research through focussed, holistic and culturally relevant strategies.


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) Management program – Proceed to Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health

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

Complete Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health – Receive MPH with Specialization in Mental and Behavioural 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 Mental and Behavioural Health. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with a Specialization in Mental and Behavioural Health.

Following is the structure of the specialization part of the MPH in Mental and Behavioural Health program:

  • Fundamentals of Mental Health for Public Health 
  • Neuroscience
  • Hormonal & Immune System
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Epidemiology 
  • Mental Health Prevention and Promotion 
  • Psychological Interventions for Mental Health
  • Nutrition & Mental Health
  • Global Mental Health
  • Leadership for Mental Health

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth



The MPH with Mental and Behavioural Health specialization will help you pursue careers related to mental health prevention, surveillance, academics, research and policy development within governmental, nonprofit and community health organizations, located in national and international settings.


In this advanced program, you will gain requisite knowledge about the general presentation, risks and correlated factors, therapeutic approaches, and general course of major mental and behavioral health disorders. You will also study how individuals, family, social and demographic factors impact mental health and well-being and how to utilize this knowledge using public health strategies to improve population mental and behavioral health. You will get prepared to develop, implement and evaluate population-level mental health intervention and prevention programs and policies and conduct applied research.

Job Outlook:



Career Opportunities:

The job opportunities for public health professionals with an in-depth understanding of mental and behavioural health issues continue to grow. 




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
  • Biostatistics
  • Chemistry
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Medicine, Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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+


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;

If you have completed previous education (bachelor’s degree) at a school where the medium of instruction was english; or

If you have worked in an organization for more than 3 years where the day-to-day communication takes place in english language.

Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

+36 Weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

Calculate Tuition Fee

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:

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    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.

  • 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.