IIHMR University Offers International Scholarships for MPH Programme

By Swetha S

May, 2016: The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in Jaipur, India, with the cooperation of IIHMR University. The Master of Public Health is a two-year full-time program. Applications are invited for its fourth batch starting from October 2016.

Dr. SD, Gupta, President, IIHMR University, said, "Public Health has changed dramatically in the last century. There is a dire necessity to build public health capacities in developing countries, especially in the low and middle income countries. We have limited capacities and skills in public health, also, we hardly find a high quality public health program that is designed to encourage and respond to the health problems in low and middle income countries.


Hence, it is time to re-examine our curriculums to ensure we are delivering education, research, practices and experience that is vibrant, viable, relevant and realistic. This is primarily the reason and what we aim to provide with our cooperative program of Master of Public Health."

Dr. Gupta added, "What is even more striking is that the program's fee is one third of what a student would be shelling from his pocket when he opts for any other MPH program in the USA. The course fee for JHSPH/IIHMR MPH program is USD 22000. Students admitted to this program will be provided a travel and stay international scholarship to attend two-week course on Problem Solving in Public Health at an Intensive Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

The MPH degree program is designed to focus on public health capacity building in developing countries, cultivate students' health management skills so that they will be prepared to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of publichealth programs and services.

The program will be able to prepare professionals for challenging careers in public health domain in the public as well as private sectors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), national and multinational organizations".

Applicants applying to this program must go through a prescreening process and have been pre-approved for this program by IIHMR before they apply.

IIHMR University offers scholarships for MPH 2016

Applicants who wish to apply for the MPH program follow thes steps:

Step 1: Candidate should download a pre-screening questionnaire from www.mph.iihmr.edu.in. Send the completely filled pre-screening questionnaire along with updated CV at mph@iihmr.edu.in latest by May 15, 2016.

Step 2: A confirmation mail will be sent to all the students on receiving the aforementioned documents. Current status of application will be shared with all the students who have applied. After receiving an email from the IIHMR University, the shortlisted candidates will receive another email from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA to fill-in the online application. The application for the MPH program goes through SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application System) http://sophas.org/program-finder/. In order to be considered for admission, complete applications (including payment of the USD 120 application fee and a fully submitted application) should be received by July 01, 2016.

Application Requirements at SOPHAS:

For review of your application, you need to submit the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (*will be uploaded with application)
  • 2 Page Personal Statement (*will be uploaded with application)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation - Through SOPHAS
  • We 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


  • Graduate with minimum 2 years of health related experience. (Work experience is waived off for PhD and M.B.B.S candidates)
  • Standardized Test Scores - GRE/GMAT. Waived off for MBBS and Master's degree (in any discipline). However, quantitative skills must be demonstrated
  • Should have taken prior courses in subjects such as Mathematics and Biology
  • English proficiency required

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