Public Health

St. George's University

18 months
520 USD/credit
520 USD/credit
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Work to improve lives around the globe with the Public Health program of St. George's University.


Now available online and on-campus, St. George’s University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) attracts students and faculty from around the world who are committed to improving global communities by disseminating public health knowledge through education, service, and research.

SGU’s MPH graduate degree produces leading public health practitioners and researchers for the Caribbean and for the rest of the world. The MPH program was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2010 and was awarded an additional 7-year accreditation by CEPH in 2015.

In addition to the core curriculum and program-required courses, freestanding MPH degree-seeking students are required to pursue a degree specialization in one of four tracks.

Epidemiology track

The epidemiology track focuses on population patterns and causes of diseases and health problems. Students will learn to characterize the patterns and causes of disease and learn to develop approaches to prevent and control their spread. Track-required courses address research methods, quantitative reasoning, and investigation methods for addressing topics of contemporary public health importance.

Environmental and Occupational Health track

The environmental and occupational health track is designed to help students gain insights into environmental factors that can affect human health, including in-depth analysis of sustainable approaches to eliminate and/or minimize any adverse impacts of these interactions. Track-required courses provide students with the background to address topics in occupational health, industrial hygiene, waste and water management, and air pollution control.

Health Policy and Administration track

The health policy and administration track links management and finance skills with public health and policy development to provide students with the skills to address a wide variety of public health challenges and to help shape the future of health policy and management. Students following this specialization will gain an understanding of the delivery of health care services and the broader social, cultural, and economic factors that influence health outcomes and health care delivery systems.

Global Health

The Global Health Track in the MPH program at SGU will prepare students for analytical, practical and strategic decision-making within the global health environment. The main goal is to equip graduates with knowledge and skills to manage, lead and/or contribute to governmental and non-governmental organizations to achieve health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Emphasizing a multi-disciplinary, systems thinking approach, the curriculum includes projects that highlight innovative, equitable, and cost-effective solutions for solving complex and diverse challenges in disease prevention and control.  Students will have access to diverse faculty, academic resources, networking opportunities, and support as they complete coursework towards developing specific foundational knowledge and skills in global health. This track is offered asynchronously, making it the most flexible online track.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Principles of Biostatistics
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Principles of Environmental Health
  • Concepts, Practice, and Leadership of Public Health
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee: $50
  • Financial information
  • Academic transcripts: Official degree-bearing transcripts must be submitted by the undergraduate institution. (If you are applying before completion of your undergraduate program, please provide current transcript.)
  • Other academic work: Submit official transcripts of graduate course work, other coursework, or academic certificates from all other institutions attended.
  • Standardized examination scores: Official scores must be sent directly to SGU by the testing agency.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores must be submitted if English is not your principal language.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from professors.
  • Essays: A personal statement with a maximum of 1,500 words.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    520 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 520 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    520 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 520 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.


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