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Universities Offering Master’s in Public Health in Ghana

Universities Offering Master’s in Public Health in Ghana

The public health field is an interesting option for students interested in gaining a master’s degree. In Ghana, the public health sector is ever-growing and in need of personnel.

A master in public health is an option for those interested in health and health care on a broader scale than provider-to-patient care.  It can be quite rewarding as a career and requires problem solving and ingenuity. It pairs well with other degree options and can stand on its own.

There are actually two types of postgraduate degree programs in public health in Ghana. We have Masters of Science Public Health (MSPH) and Masters of Public Health (MPH). You can read the difference between MPH and MSPH for more clarity.

Having said that, in this article, you’ll learn about the list of universities offering a masters degree in public health in Ghana.

Universities Offering Master’s in Public Health in Ghana

Below is the list of universities offering master’s degree programs in public health in Ghana.

  1. University of Ghana
  2. Catholic University College of Ghana
  3. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Additionally, students who wish to pursue a bachelor degree in public health in Ghana can also consider the underlisted schools.

  1. University of Health and Allied Sciences
  2. Radford University College Ghana
  3. Central University College

Duration of Program in Ghana

In Ghana, MPH and MSPH degree programs are designed to be completed in one to two years for full-time studies depending on the university. For part-time studies, the duration of the program might extend to three years.

Admission Requirements for Masters Degree in Public Health in Ghana

Prospective who wish to enrol for a masters degree in Ghana must meet the admission requirements before they’re admitted.

Generally, to qualify to pursue MPH, MSPH or MPhil programme in public health, you must have obtained a good first degree (at least Second Class Lower Division) from a recognised tertiary institution preferably in any of the natural sciences such as medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, public health, environmental sciences, biology, pharmacy or health-related sectors such as the social sciences, development studies and education.

In addition, applicants should have had at least two to three years post-graduation
work experience in M&E related activities in Public Sector, international agencies or NGOs after first degree or professional qualification.


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