University of Ghana School of Public Health Admission Requirements
The School admits students to its postgraduate programmes annually in-line with the general admission procedures of the University. Application to the Bachelor’s programme however, is currently limited to workers of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service. Refer to the Graduate Admissions section of the University website for application procedures. All applicants may be required to take an aptitude test and attend an interview. The following are some entry requirements for each programme. This is however subject to change.
Bachelor of Public Health
A diploma in health or related sciences and an FGPA (or equivalent) of 3.2 or better awarded by University of Ghana, institutions recognized by (or affiliated to) the University of Ghana and institutions under the Ministry of Health, Ghana. Applicants with Diplomas awarded by institutions other than those indicated above may be considered eligible on recommendation by a special committee to be appointed by the Dean. The committee shall assess the candidate’s transcripts and the course content of the diploma to determine the suitability of his/her previous training and make recommendations accordingly, to the Dean. All shortlisted candidates take an entrance exam and also attend a selection interview. Those who satisfy the requirements for admission enter at Level 200 (2nd year).
Master of Public Health
Good first degree in a relevant discipline. Considerable working experience (3 years or more) in health would be an advantage.
Master of Health Informatics
Applicants must have a good first degree in any major areas of study preferably mathematical, statistical, IT, health or biomedical sciences. Applicants should have a strong quantitative background as evidenced by their previous course work and some computing experience.
Master of Science in Applied Health Social Science
Social science graduates with good first degrees who are health service providers or managers. Candidates should have preferably at least 3 years working experience.
Master of Science in Clinical Trials
Applicants should have a good first degree in a science discipline from a recognised university, preferably with 3 years (or more) relevant working experience. Applicants must also have a background or interest in Public Health.
MPhil in Applied Epidemiology and Disease Control
Good first degree (minimum of 2ndClass Upper) in a relevant discipline preferably with at least 3 years relevant working experience. Candidates with an MPH, MSc, MBChB or equivalent are also eligible. Candidates should have a background or interest in public health.
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Applicants without relevant Masters Level course/research work or with Master’s degree/coursework in a different subject area from the proposed PhD programme would be required to take such courses during the first year to make up their deficiencies before progressing to the PhD programme. Such conversions shall be based on a recommendation from the Head of Department and supervisory team.