July 9, 2012

Bloomberg School to offer MPH degree program in India

The Indian Institute of Health Management Research in Jaipur will host an MPH program offered in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, will offer a master of public health degree program in Jaipur, India, beginning this fall. The program is specifically intended for citizens and residents of India and low- and middle-income countries in the region and will focus on public health capacity building in developing countries. The curriculum will concentrate on health management skills to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programs and services, with special emphasis on issues facing India.

“As a school, we are committed to promoting public health and sharing our knowledge wherever we can,” said Michael J. Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School. “We are eager to work with our colleagues at the IIHMR on this region-based degree program to train a new generation of public health leaders. Together we can improve health and save lives.”

Shiv Gupta, director of the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, added, “The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH program in collaboration with IIHMR will be an important milestone in promoting public health and building capacity of health professionals in India and the Southeast Asia region. It will usher in a new era in providing high-quality education and training in public health that will establish a new benchmark in this part of the world.”

The collaborative initiative will consist of 80 term credits earned in a full-time 11-month program. The curriculum includes 23 didactic classes, plus a practicum and capstone. Classes will be taught primarily at the IIHMR campus in Jaipur, and online, and students will take two weeks of classes at the Bloomberg School campus in Baltimore.

More information about the collaborative MPH program is available on the IIHMR website at mph.iihmr.org.