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Public Health, M.P.H.

  • Application Deadline
  • 28 months
The Master of Public Health at Nazarbayev University, which covers a broad range of multidisciplinary fields, is a academic degree well suited for a diverse pool of candidates and offers skillsets and technical training in a variety of fields. 


Public health attracts physicians, nurses, those with biological science and sociology, economic, mathematics, business and administration degrees, physicians and nurses, teachers, relief and field workers, policy development specialists, engineers, and others. This degree is a pathway to employment or promotions in government (Ministries, Parliament), private companies, multi-national (WHO, UNICEF, World Bank) and non-governmental agencies and various PhD programs in many fields worldwide. Learn more in the Public Health programme at Nazarbayev University.

The programme

There is a growing international demand for MPH graduates. Health-related positions in the United Nations (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS and others) and unilateral international agencies (USAID) often  require or prefer candidates with MPH degrees. 

There is a growing need for MPH trained personnel as administrators, researchers and assessment specialists in hospitals and other health institutions. In the private sector pharmaceutical, health insurance and biotechnology companies are hiring public health professionals. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Public Health Problem Solving
  • Principles of Analytical Epidemiology
  • Inferential Biostatistics
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Biostatistical Modeling and Sampling Schemes
  • Advanced Analytical Epidemiology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
  • Problem Investigations in Environmental Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 28 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule 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. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, to be determined by the Admissions Committee;
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.75, based on a 4.00 point scale (or equivalent on a 5.00 point scale);
  • Overall minimum score on the International English Language Testing System

Tuition Fee

Application fee:  28 000 tenge

Living costs for Nur-Sultan

  • 151250 - 222350 KZT/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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