The BRAC University James P. Grant School of Public Health (BSPH) is now accepting applications to its fifth Master of Public Health (MPH) programme. Designed to be innovative, technically embracing international standards, utilizing state-of-the-art methods and technologies of teaching / learning, and providing unique opportunities in hands-on field experience, the School offers a unique programme with students and faculty recruited from Bangladesh and abroad. Past students have come from 15 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the America.
Calendar: It is a one-year full time programme (February 2009 to January 2010).
Partners: Faculty is drawn from BRAC, the Centre for Health and Population Research (popularly known as ICDDR, B), Schools of Public Health from USA (Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and University of Maryland), the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam), Sweden ( Karolinska Institute), the United Kingdom (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), in addition to BSPH's own faculty.
Special features: Multi-disciplinary in design, the programme emphasizes on the core courses necessary to develop fundamental competencies in public health, embracing the disciplines of medical anthropology, epidemiology, bio-statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, health systems management, health economics and health care financing , environmental health along with specific areas of public health practice: control of infectious diseases, public health nutrition, aging and health, reproductive health, health communication and monitoring & evaluation.
Finances: The school is supported by development partners, ICDDR,B and BRAC. Full/ Partial scholarships are offered to deserving participants from low-income countries depending on availability of funds. The tuition fee is US $13000. Living cost is $5000 which cover accommodations in field and Dhaka campuses, food, local transportation, and academic supplies. The School has separate policies for students from Bangladesh, other low-income countries and high-income countries. Deserving candidates from low-income countries will be offered full tuition waiver and partial living costs support (up to US$ 3000). They will, however, be responsible for their airfare to and from Dhaka and associated expenses, such as visa fees. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek funding from their own institutions or donor agencies.
Admission requirements: The MPH is designed for individuals who wish to build or further their career in public health or allied areas. Admission is need-blind and following are the requirements:
Graduates of medical schools, or a Bachelor and/or Master's degree who completed 16 years of education in nursing, nutrition, statistics, social and behavioural sciences, or in other health-related disciplines; having outstanding academic records and experience in health related work may apply for the MPH programme.
Excellent proficiency in English. For students whose mother tongue is not English a TOEFL score of 250 or more on computer-based test, or IELTS of at least 6.5 is required.
Computer literacy: skill in using any statistical software will be an advantage.
Qualify in written and oral interviews.
Women and candidates with field-level working experiences in health in low-income countries will be given preference.
Application form is available at www.bracuniversity.net. International students wishing to apply for this programme are invited to submit their application to email@example.com
Deadline for receiving application for International Students is 15th June 2008.
Interested persons can also contact with ex-student Shamim Ahmed: firstname.lastname@example.org
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