Everything you need to know about MPH (Masters in Public Health) 

Public Health refers to the organized efforts put in to prevent disease, prolong life and promote healthy among the society as a whole.

This article will bring forth the various aspects of Maters in Public Health Degree such as Introduction to MPH, Scope, Colleges offering MPH program in India, Salary Prospects after MPH, etc.


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What is MPH Degree?

MPH is a graduate-level program which focuses on the practical aspects of Public Health.  This program has been designed to prepare students for their role in spreading awareness about injury, violence prevention, diseases and other issues impacting health and safety.


Scope of MPH

Here is a list of sectors in which jobs are available after pursuing MPH:

I. National Rural Health Mission and Other Government Initiatives

There have been numerous schemes laid out by the Government for promoting health such as the National Health Mission, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karykram and various others.

A large number of trained Public Health Professionals are required for these schemes that give rise to a large number of Contractual jobs and few Permanent jobs.

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II. Health Care Analytics, Big Data and GIS

The Government has just kicked off Integrated Disease Surveillance Program which is being set up as a CDC like surveillance system in India.


III. Research

This is one of the upcoming avenues in the form of research-based jobs, research networks and Public Health labs, research firms such as PHFI, INCLEN, JPAL Poverty Lab, NHRC.


IV. Not for Profits

The enormous grass-roots action in the form of ‘Not for Profits’ requires consistent level of entry and mid-level jobs for MPH Graduates.


V. Insurance Sector

The Insurance sector offers a large number of jobs to the MPH Graduates owing to the opening of the sector to International players.


VI. Policy

There has been an immense demand for Public Health Professionals in the Government Agencies as Policy makers.

Obtaining a MPH Degree will offer job opportunities in the following:

  • Government Agencies and Public NGOs
  • Consulting Firms, Corporations and Industries
  • Regulatory Agencies and Advocacy Groups


VII. Management or Administration

There has been a consistent demand of Public Health professionals in the Corporate sector. Possessing a MPH Degree will help you avail jobs in the following:

  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Firms and Professional Organizations
  • International Agencies, Consulting Firms

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Top-Ranked MPH Colleges in India:

Top-Ranked MPH Colleges in India

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai

All-India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata

School of Medical Education under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Asian Institute of Public Health, Orissa

Amity University, Gurgaon

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University - GGSIPU

Indian School of Business Management and Administration (ISBM), Chennai

Indian Institute of Health Management Research – IIHMR University


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Top-Ranked MPH Colleges Abroad

Top-Ranked MPH Colleges Abroad

Harvard University

Columbia University

University of Washington

University of California Berkeley

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of California – Los Angeles


Salary Prospects of MPH Professionals in India

More and more Private NGOs from across the Globe are setting up their base in India.

In a well-financed NGO, the initial salary for a fresher MPH Professional could be anywhere between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month.

People with experience of 4 years or more could earn anywhere between Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 1 lakh.

Further, this field offers excellent growth prospects.


Salary Prospects of MPH Professionals Abroad

Countries such as Australia, USA and European Countries offer lucrative salary to MPH Professionals.

On the basis of Seniority, experience and grade of your service, you might be earning an yearly salary ranging between 34,000 $ to 1,28,000$.

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