Johns Hopkins University, USA in cooperation with IIHMR University, Jaipur commences 3rd batch of Master of Public Health (MPH)

by Jitendra Sharma
(Jaipur ,Rajasthan)

Press Release
Johns Hopkins University, USA in cooperation with IIHMR University, Jaipur commences 3rd batch of Master of Public Health (MPH)
Gives international scholarship for travel and stay at the Johns Hopkins University, USA for all students admitted
Editor’s Synopsis:
• IIHMR University, Jaipur is the only University to provide an MPH degree in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
• IIHMR provides international scholarships for 2 weeks of travel and stay to JHU- USA.
• Total tuition fee of USD 22000 only
• Completing 31 years, IIHMR University is a WHO Collaborating Center for Primary Healthcare
• IIHMR University initiated to introduce Management curriculum in the core public health issues giving shape to the concept of ‘New Public Health’

February 2015: IIHMR University, in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA offers a degree in Master of Public Health (MPH). Known as the Mecca of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University’s tie-up with an Indian University has been done for the first time ever in India. IIHMR University commenced inviting applications, for its third batch of MPH Programme from 1st February, 2015.

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 programme 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 collaborative programme of Master of Public Health with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.”

Dr. Gupta added, “What is even more striking is that, the programme’s fee is one third of what a student would be shelling from his pocket when he opts for any other education programme in the USA. The course fee is of USD 22,000. The course work is elaborate, allowing our students to not only experience a 2 week training programme at the Johns Hopkins University Campus, but, gives them a unique opportunity to acquire Public health skills and management skills through our MPH programme. All students admitted to this course will be provided an international travel and stay scholarship. The Master of Public Health degree program is designed to preparing professionals for challenging careers in public health management in the public & private sectors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) & national and multinational organizations. The pedagogy in each course is selected judiciously; with an emphasis on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories of core public health and management.”

Out of total 80 credits, 30 credits are taught by John Hopkins University (JHU) faculty and the remaining 50 credits are taught by IIHMR faculty. The collaboration between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) and IIHMR will enable the students to benefit from Johns Hopkins’ track record of excellence in teaching public health and IIHMR’s expertise in health management.

Students who wish to opt for the MPH programme should begin by contacting the MPH coordinator at the IIHMR University campus through emails on The applicants should send their CVs and prescreening questionnaire (to be downloaded from IIHMR website) to for the first screening at IIHMR. The shortlisted candidates at this stage would be contacted via emails by IIHMR and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) for submission of the electronic application on JHSPH. The applicants should complete the electronic application form on the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) Portal and pay the application fees of 45$ for submission of the electronic form on JHSPH admission portal. The admission portal will close on June 15, 2015.

The student selection process is globally acclaimed following stringent international standards.
• Bachelor’s degree with a background in Mathematics and Biology with English proficiency in written and verbal communication
• Valid GRE, MCAT, GMAT, or LSAT score. (Scores are waived off for applicants who possess a degree beyond the baccalaureate level or M.B.B.S, provided they have the requisite quantitative skills)
• A minimum of two years of full-time health-related work experience beyond the bachelor's/master's degree (unless the applicant has earned a doctoral degree, e.g. PhD or medical degree)

Marking 31 years of contribution and excellence in Public Health and Management, IIHMR University has created its niche in providing high quality research, education and training in the areas of Health Management.

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