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Program Description

The MPH Program at IUBAT is a broad-based degree program that complies with national and international standards.  This program is approved by the University Grants Commission, Bangladesh.

Graduates will complete 18 courses totaling 60 credits including a practicum/internship and research work. However, a student may be allowed to take fewer than 18 courses and less than 60 credits if he gets exemption of one or more courses. The Program offers options so that students may choose various Specialization Tracks. The general track comprises 12 core courses, 4 elective courses of choice, 1 course for a dissertation/capstone project and 1 course for a practicum/internship. The Specialization Track offers the following areas:

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Hospital Management
  3. Health Education, Communication and Promotion
  4. Public Health Nutrition
  5. Occupational and Environmental Health
  6. Public Health Dentistry

For specialization, a student must complete all the core courses and elective courses prescribed for thatchosen area of specialization.

Course Distribution

The MPH program will consist of a 60 Credits course within a span of 24 Months and comprises 4 Semesters (two semesters a year).

Name of the course Number of courses Total Credit
Core Courses (Theoretical) 12 36
Elective courses 4 12
Dissertation/Capstone Project (Theoretical and Practical) 1 6
Practicum/Internship (Practical) 1 6
Total 18 60


The program accepts students from a wide range of backgrounds. Applicants with any undergraduate degree preferably in health sciences such as MBBS, BDS, B.Pharm, BPT, BScN, etc., may apply for admission. All applicants must have science in H.S.C.