Master of Public Health

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
In Mumbai

Price on request

Important information

Typology Master
Location Mumbai
  • Master
  • Mumbai

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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Starts On request
TISS, P.O. Box 8313, Deonar, 400088, Maharashtra, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

1. A Master's Degree in any discipline, or 2. A Bachelor's Degree in medicine, or 3. A Bachelor's Degree (other than medicine) with at least 2 years experience in the health sector after graduation.

Course programme

Public health education has been a focus in the country since the Bhore Committee report in 1946. Since then, there have been several initiatives in the country to improve human resources in public health. Recently, the NHP 2002 and the NRHM documents highlight the need to train public health professionals as an important requirement for the improvement of the heath situation in the country. Existing courses on public health largely focus on health management or clinical research. Taking into consideration the kind of public health problems the country is facing in the social, cultural and economic context in which people are located, the need of the hour is to develop a public health programme with focus on social epidemiology. Thus, there is a definite need to start a full-time course in public health at the post-graduate level, which will not only cater to the need for trained humanpower in public health, but also help in the protection and maintenance of public health with a focus on social epidemiology. This programme explores link between social environment and health of the population along with strong methodological and technical foundation in epidemiology, biostatistics, quantitative analysis, and national and international public health policies. The Master of Public Health (MPH) curriculum has emphasis on research-related courses and development of public health paradigms. The internship component of the MPH programme involves interaction with different health institutions, followed by an independent research study. The graduates of the programme are expected to occupy technical and leadership positions in the public health programmes of the state and non-state organizations and institutions.


The course will include selection of a topic, selecting the research design, planning and implementation of the research project, analysis of the results and presentation of the work as a written dissertation. It can either be an epidemiological study or qualitative research or operations research or any other study design. Students will be encouraged to publish their research in either the School Journal or any other suitable medium.

Selection Procedure:

The weightage for the different components of the selection procedure are as follows:

1. Written Test (Essay) = 70
2. Personal Interview = 100
3. Academic Background = 30

To be eligible for the Personal Interview, general candidates should obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the Written Test and SC and ST Candidates should obtain a minimum of 40% marks in the Written Test.

Additional information

Work placements: 1st Internship (6 credits): During Semester 1. 2nd Internship (6 credits): During Semester 2. 3rd Internship (6 credits): During Semester 3.

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