Master of Public Health (MPH) in One Health and Planetary Health

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Dual Degree

Approx. Program Length

18 Months

Total month

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

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Program Overview MPH IN  One Health &  Planetary Health

One Health is one of the most emerging disciplines in the realm of public health. The One Health paradigm focuses on the holistic and interconnectedness of animals, humans, plants, and their shared environments to acknowledge and solve complex public health problems. The discipline integrates a multidisciplinary approach towards animal-human relationships and the resultant zoonosis, cross-species spillover events, and epidemics or pandemics.


Planetary health is considered a part of One Health and is defined as “the health of human civilization and the natural systems on which it depends”.  It is an emerging interdisciplinary specialty primarily focused towards characterization and quantification of the human health impacts of manmade disruptions of Earth’s natural ecosystems.


The One Health approach is based on the principle that the health of a community is heavily dependent on its environment and its interactions with other species. The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the capacity of a zoonosis event to transform into a world-changing pandemic. This has put emerging diseases at a research priority, highlighting the role of expert professionals with a multisectoral perspective. Professionals from varied backgrounds like veterinary medicine, public health, health policy, ecology, clinical medicine, microbiology collaborate at local, regional, national, and global levels to optimize health outcomes.


The MPH One Health/Planetary Health program provides a thorough understanding of underlying mechanisms for the transmission of diseases between species and the facilitating environments. The program matrix will help students develop a constructionist approach toward emerging one-health issues of the world.


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 One Health/Planetary Health

Upon enrolment 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– Receive MPH with Specialization in Epidemiology and Biostatistics degree

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

Following is an outline of the MPH with Specialization in One Health/Planetary Health Degree program:

  • Concept of One Health/Planetary Health
  • Environmental Health & Climate change
  • Human Exposure Science
  • Surveillance of Human and Animal Diseases
  • Outbreak investigations
  • Emerging Zoonotic diseases
  • Agriculture/Livestock/Animal shelters management
  • Disease modelling
  • Introduction to GIS and spatial data analysis
  • Wildlife Disease Management
  • Environmental Law and Policy


Electives (Any two)

  • One Health Epidemiology
  • One Health: Situation Analysis and Systems Thinking
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Vector-Parasite Interactions

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth




The ‘MPH in One Health/Planetary Health’ upholds the mission of the James Lind Institute for bridging the skills-need gap in public health and clinical research. This integrative specialization offers public health professionals an opportunity to identify key barriers, study transmission dynamics, collaborate with key stakeholders and community partners to formulate optimized solutions and mitigation strategies. 

The program provides a comprehensive understanding of ecological epidemiology, socio-ecological systems, and global health enhances your skills in using transdisciplinary interactions. 

This degree will empower the students to explore careers in the fields of veterinary medicine, environmental health, infection control, diseases surveillance, policy development, and community education.


Job Outlook:



Career Opportunities:

The job market for public health professionals with expertise in One-Health is ever-growing with the advent of new transmission dynamics and emerging pathogens.


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


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:

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  • 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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