M.A. Admissions

Master of Public Health ( Social Epidemioligy) {MPH-SE}

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 28




The Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology (MPH-SE) programme aims to train students for a career in public health. The study of public health, is the study of the health of populations and it includes understanding the social and environmental determinants of health and disease, prevention of disease and promotion of good health and the organisation of health care services that is responsive to needs and accessible to all.

This programme is designed to orient the students towards a conceptual understanding of current public health challenges and impart the skills required for developing much needed evidence-based planning, strengthening state health systems and providing technical support to the implementation of national health programmes. Graduates will be capable of undertaking meaningful research for supporting public health policy and planning for the effective implementation of public health programmes. The MPH Degree is designed to be completed in two years (4 semesters), but has a provision to complete over a maximum period of 5 years from the date of registration. The programme includes taught courses, three internships and a research project.

The graduates of the MPH Programme have been employed by key national organisations like the National AIDS Control Organisation, Health Systems Resource Centres of the Ministry of Health at state or national level, in major voluntary organisations such as CARE-India, Catholic Relief Service, and Aga Khan Health Services, India. or with the growing number of corporate social responsibility programmes. A number of graduates have opted to work with global public health institutions of the UN, WHO are World Bank and/or have gone to join a doctoral programme in public health where they become full time researchers and teachers in this discipline.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

I Foundation Course 4
School-based Foundation Courses 9
Public Health Basic Courses 14
MPH-SE Courses 2
Internships 8
Choiced Based Courses 4
II MPH-SE Courses 14
Internships 8
Dissertation 6
Disciplinary Electives 4
Total Credits 73


Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 4
SFC 01 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2
SFC 02 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3
SFC 03 Research Methodology – I (Quantitative Methods) 2
SFC 04 Research Methodology – II (Qualitative Methods) 2
PBC 01 Introduction to Public Health 2
PBC 02 Introduction to Epidemiology 2
PBC 03 Public Health Management 2
II PBC 04 Introduction to Biostatistics 2
PBC 05 Ethics and Legislation in Public Health 2
PBC 06 Health Financing Including Insurance 2
PBC 07 Health and Population in Developing and Transitional societies 2
PHE 01  Social Epidemiology 2
CBCS Elective Foundation 2
CBCS Open Elective 2
  First Internship 8
III PHE 02 Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases 2
PHE 03 Epidemiology of non-communicable Diseases and Mental illness 2
PHE 04 Social and Behavioural Influences on Health 2
PHE 05 Health Systems Research  2
PHE 06 Ecology and Health 2
PHE 07 Gender, Health & Rights  2
  Second Internship 8
IV PHE 08 Health Education and Communication 2



(Any 2)

Urban Health
Advanced Biostatistics
Health Care Entrepreneurship and Consultancy Management

Operations Management and Organisational Development

  Dissertation 6


Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses, and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.


Due to the current pandemic situation courses may be shifted or taught across semesters.



Fee Structure:


Components Master in Public Health ( Social Epidemiology)
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Health Centre Charges 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
IT  Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 4,000 4,000 4,000 0
Lab/Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 38,200 26,300 19,800 16,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.


*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.