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Application for admissions to September 2023 intake of the HKU Master of Public Health (MPH) programme is now open.

8 Feb 2023 12:10 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)

The MPH is a flagship programme offered by the School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. Through this programme, students from diverse backgrounds and experiences acquired the specialized knowledge and competencies needed to become effective public health practitioners and leaders.

Mode of Study
Full-time: 1-year
Part-time: 2-years (for local students only)

Programme Structure
Candidates are required to complete the following, 69 credits in total:

·       14 taught courses (42 credits) - core, concentration and electives

·       Practicum (12 credits) - Real-world practical experience to demonstrate application of public health concepts and skills

·       Capstone (15 credits) - Integrative culminating experience to synthesize and apply public health skills and competencies

For details, please refer to the programme website or brochure.

CEPH Accreditation
HKU MPH is the first in the region and the only academic programme in Hong Kong fully accredited by the USA’s Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the longest standing accrediting body of public health schools and programmes in the world. A CEPH-accredited MPH qualification leads to eligibility to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam and obtain the CPH credential. Both the CPH exam and certification are administered by the USA’s National Board of Public Health Examiners.

HKU MPH students and alumni can now receive a $70 discount when they take the CPH exam.

Master of Public Health Entrance Scholarship for Psycho-Oncologists
In 2021, the Board of Studies of Master of Public Health (MPH) established an Entrance Scholarship for psycho-oncologists to pursue public health studies with the aim of optimizing cancer care, especially psycho-social cancer care provisions.

One scholarship equivalent to the composition fee (i.e. HK$200,000/~US$25,500* in 2023/24), shall be awarded to a psycho-oncologist pursuing the full-time or part-time MPH programme, on the basis of academic merit, contribution to community service and financial need. Candidates shall demonstrate a track record of accomplishments in the psycho-oncology field through membership in or affiliation with reputable professional bodies (i.e. the IPOS).

Interested parties please contact the MPH programme office at [email protected]

*Subject to University's approval

Information Session
The School of Public Health hosted an Information to introduce the MPH curriculum, admission, accreditation and financial support to students. Video recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7YUfkA4QGk

Tel: (852) 3917 9140
[email protected]

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