MPH Program Overview

Since 2013, the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, Maryland, USA in cooperation with the IIHMR University, Jaipur has been offering MPH degree program in Jaipur, India for Indian students as well as those from Southeast Asian Region.

Program Objectives

The overreaching goal of this MPH program is to provide students with a population perspective on health build knowledge and skills to perform as an effective manager, leader or administrator in health systems, both in public and private sector. The MPH program is designed to provide students with critical multidisciplinary training to help solve global public health problems.
The full-time MPH program aims to develop students' competencies in the following core areas:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental
  • Health Science
  • Public Health Biology
  • Health Management and Functional Management
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Policy
  • Ethics

Program Duration

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a two-year full-time degree program. The MPH program 2020-2022 will commence from October 2020.

Learning Pedagogy

The pedagogy in each course is selected judiciously, with an emphasis on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories to real-world situations inpublic healt hand its management. The program is conducted with intensive teaching and learning methods which includes coursework, capstone project in the first year and practicum experience in the second year all cumulatively totaling to eighty two credits.

Course Work

The MPH program offers students unique opportunity to attend the academically rigorous courses offered at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, USA and IIHMR University, Jaipur.
The courses are taught by distinguished faculty members from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and IIHMR University; who have contributed in meeting the challenges of public health and healthcare management nationally and internationally.

Capstone Project

The capstone project is a requirement of the MPH program also an opportunity for students to work on public health practice projects that are of particular interest to them. The goal is for students to synthesize, integrate and apply the skills and competencies they have acquired during the program.


Special emphasis is placed on practical training, whereby the students are required to conduct a significant practicum experience in population-based health prior to graduation. A practicum experience involves a mentored in population-based health prior to graduation.A practicum experience involves a mentored hands-on experience working and interacting with public health professionals.

Winter Institute at JHSPH, USA and Travel Scholarship

The students will travel to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, USA for attending the Winter Institute in January 2021. Students will be given scholarship from IIHMR University for attending the Winter Institute at JHSPH which includes International and local travel expenses for Jaipur-Baltimore- Jaipur trip and lodging arrangements in USA during the coursework.

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About Institutions

Key highlights of the MPH Program

  • Total fee payable in India is one-third of the fee payable at Johns Hopkins University, USA for the same program.
  • Travel Scholarship for attending Winter Institute at JHSPH, USA
  • The Johns Hopkins University's MPH curriculum is delivered jointly by distinguished faculties of JHSPH and IIHMR University.
  • Degree is awarded by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), USA.
  • Network of 20,000+ alumni around the world.


JHSPH faculty and IIHMR faculty with faculty appointments at JHSPH will teach all courses. Students will attend courses taught by IIHMR faculty in person in Jaipur at the IIHMR campus. Students will attend on-line courses taught by JHSPH faculty, in addition to attending one course (Problem Solving in Public Health) in person in Baltimore, MD, during an Intensive Institute at JHSPH. Students will take the online courses with other JHSPH students from different parts of the world who are enrolled in diverse academic programs. All courses will be taught to the same high standards for which JHSPH is known worldwide. JHSPH faculty will work with IIHMR faculty to tailor the content of JHSPH core courses to the reality of India, with Indian case studies and examples.

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Eligibility Criteria

Interested individuals from India and Southeast Asian Region must have:

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • A minimum of two years of experience full time health related experience beyond the bachelor's/ master's degree. (Work experience is waived for Ph.D. and M.B.B.S. graduates).
  • Prior college-level mathematics courses, prior college-level biology course and another health-related course.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency to prior degree, TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Demonstrated quantitative and verbal skills through GRE, MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT. (Applicants with degrees beyond the bachelor's degree may request a waiver of standardized test scores if there are other sources of quantitative abilities).
GRE The GRE is offered on an appointment basis and this exam can be taken all round the year.
GRE Scores are usually available within between 10 to 15 days after the exam.
GMAT THE GMAT is an appointment test. Scores are sent within 20 days of the test.


Application Process

Applicants seeking admission to the JHSPH-IIHMR MPH program should go through a pre-screening process for prior approval from IIHMR University before applying for the program at SOPHAS. Applicants who wish to apply for MPH program should follow the steps given below:

STEP 1: Candidate kindly send the completely filled pre-screening questionnaire by clicking along with an updated CV/resume on or before May 31, 2020 for pre-approval.

STEP 2: The applicant will receive a confirmation mail from IIHMR-U after the receipt of the documents in STEP-1. If the student found eligible then a pre-approval email for the application will be sent to the candidate by the IIHMR University, followed by another email from JHSPH with an invitation to complete the online MPH application through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service) on the weblink In order to be considered for admission, the candidate has to submit the completed application (fully submitted application along with the application fee of US $ 135) by July 01, 2020.


Application requirements at SOPHAS:

In order for your application to be reviewed, you must submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (*To be uploaded with application).
  • 2 Page Personal Statement (*To be uploaded with application). SOP should contain the strength, leadership ability, team work, voluntary services, achievements, purpose for choosing the Public Health for adding weightage to your application.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation – Electronically through SOPHAS.
    • SOPHAS cannot receive official letters through the postal service.
  • Official TOEFL Scores – send to SOPHAS in Massachusetts use code 5688.
  • Official GRE Scores – send to JHSPH at SOPHAS 3738 /or GMAT Scores should be sent to KGB-3R-06.
  • Official Credential Evaluation of all Foreign Transcripts (all colleges/universities outside of the U.S. that you have attended) should be sent through World Education Services or WES. The CAS provider you should choose is SOPHAS.
  • In order to expedite the review of your application, please send unofficial copies of all university transcripts to JHSPH directly.
  • Please visit the JHSPH Website for more information.