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What will I learn?

As part of its commitment to quality assurance, the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme underwent a programmatic review to design a new curriculum that provides greater integration and alignment of academic components. The revised programme seeks to equip public health professionals to use systems and evidence-based approaches to identify and solve public health problems to improve the health of communities.

Leveraging on the NUS system and our close links with the National University Hospital (NUH), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS Business School, as well as the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Engineering, our School ensures that research and teaching provided is both progressive and comprehensive.

Our MPH graduates are equipped to address both traditional and emerging public health issues, and have gone on to assume leadership and administrative positions in diverse public health disciplines in local and international settings.

Core Modules:

The core curriculum aims to provide you with a strong foundation in epidemiologic and quantitative methods. In addition, key areas of lifestyle and behaviour, the environment and work, and health policy and systems provide the basis for addressing Public Health challenges.

Elective Modules:

You are encouraged to identify your areas of interest and further develop them and your skills by completing modules offered in various areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy and Healthcare Delivery, Health Promotion and Occupational Health.

Which department am I in?

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 12 months to Maximum 2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$27,300.00 (15,41,502) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

National University of Singapore,

Tahir Foundation Building, 12 Science Drive 2, #10-01,

117549, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements:

Medically Qualified Applicants

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • One year of general clinical experience, excluding housemanship (Applicable to Singapore-trained doctors only)
  • One year of work experience in public health/health administration/ occupational and environmental health or having entered clinical specialty training
  • OR
  • Enrolment in the NUHS Preventive Medicine Residency programme

Non-Medical Applicants:

  • Good Honours degree or equivalent
  • Two years of work experience in public health/ health promotion/ health administration/ occupational and environmental health/ clinical research

International applicants must submit test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System) and must meet the minimum scores required:

  • 580 on the TOEFL paper-based test
  • 237 on the TOEFL computer-based test
  • 85 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • 6.0 on the IELTS Academic test

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