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Sechenov University

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The Master of Public Health (MPH) at Sechenov University is a multidisciplinary higher professional education programme which enables graduates (masters) to conduct research and management activities in the field of public health, to successfully work in the field, possess universal and subject-specific competences allowing them for social mobility and stability in the labor market.

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We train a competent specialist with a multidisciplinary background who can develop a new policy in public health in the XXI century. Developing the personality traits of each student, we train a professional who knows how to work in a team, to promote healthy lifestyle among different population groups, to lead the people, to adapt quickly to changing conditions in the country and the goals of the organization, who can effectively respond to existing challenges and develop a whole Public Health cycle, including planning, implementation, monitoring and assessment of interventions.

The faculty optimally combines research and educational processes, our academic staff is actively involved in research work, which allows to introduce the latest developments into the educational process and involve students to conduct independent scientific research to apply the acquired knowledge into practice.

Russian healthcare sector is currently undergoing a number of transitions and paradigm shifts, faces several serious challenges, primarily associated with continuously increasing societal demands related to the quality of healthcare services as well as growing globalization of the world economy and the markets of intellectual and human capital. Public health careers for the 21st century, along with many in the related health and human services, will require competence in interprofessional practice that coordinates skill sets and perspectives of various disciplines in pursuing effective, comprehensive, systems-level improvements to our environment and social structure. Interprofessional competencies refer to the capacity of individuals and teams to enact knowledge, skills, values and attitudes essential for working together across professions and stakeholder groups to improve outcomes.

The Programme is destined for those who actually do or plan to do evaluation, study, and improvement of public health in Russia and globally, as well as implement effective healthcare stratagies worldwide. We believe that the key elements in the implementation of the mission are Research-based Training, Interdisciplinary Outreach and Leadership.

Sechenov University launched the Master's Programme in Public Health in 2009. In the fall term of 2014, the MPH Programme launched the first class for students in English.

According to the APHEA (Belgium) and evalag (Germany) reviewers’ recommendations we have improved objectives of the Programme, its curriculum and disciplines, etc. to make the programme more public health-oriented and to minimize the gap with the requirements of European programmes.

All of the aforesaid allowed us to set the following mission, objectives, aims, vision and core values.

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 1. Document of completed higher education and qualification with either Bachelor’s degree in any field (at least 4 years) or Specialist’s degree with any speciality (at least 5 years). 
  • 2. Original or a copy of a personal document, identifying the person and his/her citizenship.
  • 3. Two photographs.
  • 4. Application letter in Russian, or in English translated into Russian and properly notarized.
  • 5. Certificate of nostrification of abroad education (if applicable), excluding the situations it is not required:
  • - upon providing an abroad education document which is in line with the Part 3, Article 107, Russian Federal Law No. 273-FZ;

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