The course

The courses are offered by international lecturers from prestigious universities and research organizations in the field of public health

EHESP, Université Denis Diderot Paris VII, Université Descartes Paris V, Université Henri-Poincaré Nancy 1, INSERM, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), University of North Carolina, Columbia University, Sciences-Po Paris, London School of Economics, among other academic institutions.

Course objectives

The goal of the EHESP Master of Public Health (MPH) is to train young professionals to identify the health problems of a population, analyze the resources needed to preserve and improve population health, and progressively become a new generation of decision makers in health.

To achieve this, the EHESP pedagogy stresses an inter-disciplinary approach, consisting in placing students in realistic problem contexts from which they utilize various professional skills and methodologies. The MPH encourages a degree of specialisation according to the students’ career objectives.

The courses take place in Greater Paris.

Career opportunities

MPH graduates can expect a wide range of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally.

MPH Graduates develop their careers in areas as wide as government health departments, research units, universities, public health services, NGOs, international organizations or the private sector (pharmaceutical industry, consulting, healthcare organizations).

Some graduates have engaged in international or national PhD programs.

 Core disciplines of public health

The MPH is based on five basic disciplines offered in the core curriculum where the interdisciplinary nature of public health issues is stressed:

  • social & behavior sciences in public health
  • management and analysis of health policies
  • epidemiology
  • information sciences and biostatistics
  • environmental and occupational health sciences

MPH leaflet 2017-2018

EHESP Academic Regulations (207 kb)

Language proficiency

Given that the course is taught in English, it is mandatory for prospective students to fulfill one of the requirements  listed below:

  • Native language (see list of countries recognized as native speakers in the FAQ page)
  • Holder of  a previous degree delivered by a higher education institution located in a majority native English speaking country (as listed in the FAQ page)
  • IELTS > 6,5

No minimal level of French is required.

Language classes are offered to international students who are not familiar with French and, conversely, to French-speaking students who intend to improve their proficiency in English.

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