The MPH program at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB) – founded in 1954 – is a newly revised professional degree that provides students with interdisciplinary Public Health education emphasizing regional and global public health issues.
The MPH is part of the Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP), the first public health program to be accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) outside the Americas and is one of only 8 international programs.
Students choose specialized training in an area of concentration and engage in relevant community-based experiences in public health practice. They have opportunities to interact with centers in research, knowledge translation and public health outreach. Our program hosts diverse international students over the world, with a variety of previous degrees. Our graduates come from the program to work in leading public health, health care and other organizations in diverse settings.
The program train students on the traditional public health core knowledge areas, (biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, health services administration and environmental health sciences), while ensuring the cross-cutting and emerging public health areas including: Evidence-based Approaches, Public Health & Health Care Systems, Planning & Management to Promote Health, Policy in Public Health, Leadership, Communication, Inter-professional Practice (with Medicine and Nursing) and Systems Thinking. Courses address issues pertaining to public health in conflict and humanitarian crises and for interested students, there are opportunities to pursue a certificate within the MPH on these themes.
About the program
The MPH program is comprised of four required components:
Core courses: which emphasize basic public health competencies. The specific core competency areas include: biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, health management and policy, research design and communication.
Concentration courses: which provide students with specialization in a chosen discipline of public health. Areas of concentration include:
Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPBS)
Health Promotion and Community Health (HPCH)
Health Management and Policy (HMP)
Elective courses: which enable students to select topics of particular interest.
Public health experience courses: which consist of a research project, a practicum, and a culminating experience.
Explore the different components of the program:
The GPHP is open to students from all undergraduate backgrounds.
An applicant is considered for admission to the MPH program if she/he has a good academic record in her/his university education (undergraduate and/or graduate) and has demonstrated proficiency in English by achieving the minimum required score on either the University English Entrance Exam (EEE), TOEFL, or IELTS examination, as defined by the AUB University Graduate Catalogue. NO GRE is required.
No GRE is required.
For more information on admission requirements, visit the AUB online catalogue for graduate students.
Fields of Work
Graduates of the MPH program may assume positions in a variety of settings such as:
Master of Public Health