Admission Requirements

The School admits students to its postgraduate programmes annually in-line with the general admission procedures of the University. Application to the Bachelor’s programme however, is currently limited to workers of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service. Refer to the Graduate Admissions section of the University website for application procedures.

All applicants may be required to take an aptitude test and attend an interview. The following are some entry requirements for each programme. This is however subject to change. Bachelor of Public Health A diploma in health or related sciences and an FGPA (or equivalent) of 3.2 or better awarded by University of Ghana, institutions recognized by (or affiliated to) the University of Ghana and institutions under the Ministry of Health, Ghana.

Applicants with Diplomas awarded by institutions other than those indicated above may be considered eligible on recommendation by a special committee to be appointed by the Dean. The committee shall assess the candidate’s transcripts and the course content of the diploma to determine the suitability of his/her previous training and make recommendations accordingly, to the Dean. All shortlisted candidates take an entrance exam and also attend a selection interview.

Those who satisfy the requirements for admission enter at Level 200 (2nd year). Master of Public Health Good first degree in a relevant discipline. Considerable working experience (3 years or more) in health would be an advantage. Master of Health Informatics Applicants must have a good first degree in any major areas of study preferably mathematical, statistical, IT, health or biomedical sciences. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background as evidenced by their previous course work and some computing experience.

Master of Science in Applied Health Social Science Social science graduates with good first degrees who are health service providers or managers. Candidates should have preferably at least 3 years working experience. Master of Science in Clinical Trials Applicants should have a good first degree in a science discipline from a recognised university, preferably with 3 years (or more) relevant working experience. Applicants must also have a background or interest in Public Health.

MPhil in Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control Good first degree (minimum of 2ndClass Upper) in a relevant discipline preferably with at least 3 years relevant working experience. Candidates with an MPH, MSc, MBChB or equivalent are also eligible. Candidates should have a background or interest in public health.

Master of Science in Bioethics Programme The MSc. Bioethics is a new interdisciplinary programme that aims to produce high calibre individuals who would ensure ethical implementation of public health interventions including the conduct of research. Upon completion, graduates may be employed as Bioethicists providing ethics support to the different aspects of public health.

The programme is open to applicants who possess a good first degree (a minimum of Second-Class Lower Division) in any of the following areas of study: Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Health, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Basic and Applied Sciences, Pharmacy, Public Health, Law, Nursing/Midwifery.

Have at least one (1) year relevant work experience post degree or professional qualification in the stated or other relevant areas. Duration: 1 year full-time Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Applicants without relevant Masters Level course/research work or with Master’s degree/coursework in a different subject area from the proposed PhD programme would be required to take such courses during the first year to make up their deficiencies before progressing to the PhD programme. Such conversions shall be based on a recommendation from the Head of Department and supervisory team.

Master of Science Public Health Monitoring and Evaluation Health professionals and other graduates with a good first degree (a minimum of second class lower division) in Social Science, Environmental Health, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Dentistry; and at least three (3) years relevant work experience in M&E related activities in Public Sector, international agencies or NGOs after first degree or professional qualification.