M.A. Admissions

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Social Epidemiology

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Centre: Centre for Public Health

Intake: 26


Candidates should have a (i) successfully completed Master's Degree in any discipline, or

(II) Four years Graduate Degree in Medicine, Paramedical Sciences, or other four years programme like Pharmacy, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Law.

(iii) Candidates should have completed their Internship on or before Saturday, June 10, 2017.

(iv) Candidates who are in their final year in Bachelor's Degree are not eligible to apply.




The Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology (MPH-SE) programme aims to train students for a career in public health. The study of public health, is the study of the health of populations and it includes understanding the social and environmental determinants of health and disease, prevention of disease and promotion of good health and the organisation of health care services that is responsive to needs and accessible to all.

This programme is designed to orient the students towards a conceptual understanding of current public health challenges and impart the skills required for developing much needed evidence-based planning, strengthening state health systems and providing technical support to the implementation of national health programmes. Graduates will be capable of undertaking meaningful research for supporting public health policy and planning for the effective implementation of public health programmes. The MPH Degree is designed to be completed in two years (4 semesters), but has a provision to complete over a maximum period of 5 years from the date of registration. The programme includes taught courses, three internships and a research project.

The graduates of the MPH Programme have been employed by key national organisations like the National AIDS Control Organisation, Health Systems Resource Centres of the Ministry of Health at state or national level, in major voluntary organisations such as CARE-India, Catholic Relief Service, and Aga Khan Health Services, India. or with the growing number of corporate social responsibility programmes. A number of graduates have opted to work with global public health institutions of the UN, WHO are World Bank and/or have gone to join a doctoral programme in public health where they become full time researchers and teachers in this discipline.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
School-based Foundation Courses 11
Public Health Basic Courses 10
MPH-SE Courses 28
Internships 16
Dissertation 6
Total Credits 78

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
SFC 01 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2
SFC 02 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3
SFC 03 Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods) 2
SFC 04 Research Methodology – II (Qualitative Methods) 2
PBC 01 Introduction to Public Health 2
PBC 02 Introduction to Epidemiology 2
PBC 03 Public Health Management 2
II PBC 04 Introduction to Biostatistics 2
PBC 05 Ethics and Legislation in Public Health 2
PBC 06 Health Financing Including Insurance 2
PBC 07 Health and Population in Developing and Transitional societies 2
PHE 01  Social Epidemiology 2
CBCS Elective Foundation 2
CBCS Open Elective 2
III PHE 02 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases 2
PHE 03 Epidemiology of non-communicable Diseases and Mental illness 2
PHE 09 Social and Behavioural Influences on Health 2
PHE 05 Health Systems and Research  
PHE 06 Ecology and Health 2
PHE 07 Gender, Health & Human Rights  
PHE 08 Health Education and Communication 2



Any 2

Mental Health

Urban Health

Quality Management in Hospitals/Healthcare services

Health Management Information Systems

Health Insurance

Advanced Biostatistics

  Dissertation 2


Note: The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.


Fee Structure:

Components PHSE
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
7 Internship Expenses (Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 4000
8 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
10 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
11 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 38200 26300 19800 20300
12 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
13 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 69200 57300 50800 51300

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.