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Master of Science in Public Health International Medical University (IMU)




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Do you have a burning desire to contribute to your community by uplifting the quality of health and solve the myriad health problems faced by the population?

IMU’s MSc in Public Health programme enables students to build their standing and profile in academia, industry and in NGOs and is suitable for healthcare practitioners across diverse backgrounds including:

  • Medical doctors
  • Nurses
  • Health Officers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Health Service Managers
  • Hospital administrators
  • Nutritionists
  • Health Education Officers
  • Environmental and Health Engineers
  • Pharmacists

The programme emphasizes research and face-to-face engagement with our experienced faculty. By way of seminars, workshops, discussions and presentations, the teaching methodology contributes immensely to students’ personal development in terms of confidence, know-how and positive attitude.


Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public health is not only concerned with maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviours and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services. Professionals in public health today are faced with both old and new challenges. They range from infectious diseases such as influenza and the HIV / AIDS pandemic, chronic disease epidemics, cancer and obesity. The challenges also include the health of our increasingly elderly populations, high-risk behaviors that endanger our health such as smoking and substance abuse, the safety of our water and our food, as well as the threats of natural and manmade disaster including bioterrorism. IMU’s Public Health programme will provide students from a wide range of health and related professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills in public health sciences which will make them effective contributors in their field of healthcare. It is based on the World Health Organisation’s principles of Health for All, benefiting those in the equity, intersectoral collaboration, health promotion and disease prevention, international cooperation and community participation. The MSc Public Health programme is suitable for those who want to advance in their careers in fields related to Public Health. Candidates include medical doctors, nurses, health officers, environmental service managers, hospital administrators, nutritionists, health education officers, environmental & health engineers, and pharmacists.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Public Health.

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees

RM 58,300 for the entire course


Sep, Mar, Sep


International Medical University

No 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19,

Bukit Jalil,


Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,

57000, Malaysia

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants are required to have obtained:

  • A bachelor’s of science degree with minimum cGPA of 2.75 or equivalent in related discipline, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  • A bachelor’s degree in related discipline not meeting cGPA of 2.50 can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

IELTS: Overall band score of 5.0, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 160, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 180; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 36, TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 34

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