The MPH program is a professional degree that provides students with interdisciplinary educational experiences emphasizing the biological, epidemiological, environmental, sociological, behavioral, managerial, and policy dimensions of public health. Students choose specialized training in an area of concentration and engage in relevant community-based experiences in public health practice.
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 still the only CEPH-accredited program in the Arab world, Asia and Africa.
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:
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.
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.
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
Master of Science in Epidemiology
Master of Science in Population Health (currently frozen)
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
Global Master’s Program
Executive Master in Health Care Leadership (EMHCL)
is open to students
from all undergraduate
Faculty of Health Sciences
Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP)
Tel: 00961 1 374374
Fax: 00961 1 744470
American University of Beirut
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PO Box 11-0236
Riad El-Solh Beirut, 1107 2020, Lebanon