M.Sc Public Health - Kenya Methodist University | Educartis
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2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year Master of Public Health has been designed to train specialists in the field, capable of addressing relevant issues that will ultimately enhance the good health of the population and impart knowledge and appropriate practices which are important for the improvement and maintenance of population health. Taken on-campus, either as a full time or part time option, this course addresses the relevant and wide-ranging health issues that arise in Kenya amongst diverse cultures, settings, and environments, to create well-rounded and empathetic professionals who can contribute effectively to the workforce upon graduation. 

The work of public health professionals is very important because such initiatives affect people every day in every part of the world. This field addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies - both now, and for generations to come. If you're looking for a career that can truly help you work for the greater good of humankind, then this course will help you develop into a responsive professional who can use their skills and knowledge to better the quality of life of people around the globe. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

By the end of the programme, the graduate shall be able to: 

  • Provide professional leadership in the field, including planning and implementation of programmes for health promotion, and disease prevention and control. 
  • Advise policy makers and administrators on appropriate measures for health promotion, and disease prevention and control. 
  • Provide leadership for the conduct of health surveillance and inspection for identification of health risks / hazards for the prevention of related disasters and adverse effects. 
  • Plan, implement and evaluate training programmes for practitioners including health professionals and community members. 
  • Participate in and contribute to research and dissemination of ensuing information. 
  • Participate in and contribute to formulation, development and dissemination of policies. 
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Certification obtained

M.Sc in Public Health 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will enhance learners' skills in a number of careers, including: 

  • Health Specialist 
  • Public Health Officer 
  • Public Health Programme Manager
  • Health Advisor 

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to the MPH degree programme shall be required to be a holder of one of the following: 

  • Bachelors of Science degree in health and health related disciplines, including Public Health, Environmental Health, Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Science, Nutrition, Biostatistics / Health Statistics, Psychology. 
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in health related social sciences AND 2 years’ working experience in the health sector. 
  • Any other qualifications acceptable to the University Senate as equivalent to either of the above. 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Download and fill in an application form 
  • Submit a non-refundable fee of 2,000 KES 
  • Provide 4 passport-sized photographs 
  • Attach a copy of their National ID/Passport and relevant academic/professional certificates  

Payment options

All payments must be made through bank deposits or bankers cheques, using the following information: 

Consolidated Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10071200000122
Equity Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 0140290923812
Cooperative Bank
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 01129020131200 
Barclays Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 030131055757
Commercial Bank of Kenya 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 1113539364
National Bank 
  • Branch: Mombasa 
  • Bank Account Number: 01021009876700
Family Bank 
  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 063000022033
Chase Bank 
  • Branch: Riverside 
  • Bank Account Number: 0082071993001
Standard Chartered Bank

  • Branch: Meru 
  • Bank Account Number: 10102863422800
UBA Bank
  • Branch: Westlands 
  • Bank Account Number: 55010160006068

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Kenya Methodist University over the period of two years. It can be taken on-campus (full time or part time) or as a distance learning course. The main topics explored include: 

  • Epidemiology and Disease Control 
  • Health Services Organisation and Management
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Community Health and Nutrition
Duration of Study
The MPH degree is a two-year programme having 65 credit hours. The programme will take a minimum duration of two (2) academic years or six (6) trimesters for full-time and part-time students and three (3) academic years or nine (9) trimesters for a distant learning student. The maximum period allowed is three (3) academic years or nine (9) trimesters for a full-time student and four (4) academic years or twelve (12) trimesters for a part-time student.

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Where and When


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Methodist University

View Park Towers 16th Floor, Nairobi, Kenya

Course Provider

Email & Website
  • info@kemu.ac.ke
  • http://www.kemu.ac.ke
Phone & Location
  • +254724256162
  • +254725751878
  • View Park Towers 16th Floor