Online Master’s in International Public Health


EUCLID, it its capacity as intergovernmental organization with a university charter under UNTS 49006/49007, offers a fully online master’s degree in international public health to qualified applicant. EUCLID’s program is remarkable for its low tuition (USD145 per credit) and global faculty team, as well as for its focus on Global South issues.

Overview and Related Programs

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public two high-level external (distance or online) degree program in international public health.

(1) The “EUCLID Master of Science in International Public Health (MIPH)” (this page)

(2) The “EUCLID Doctorate in International Public Health (DIPH).

It is, to date, the only Master’s degree program in this field offered by an international intergovernmental organization. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified public health professionals able to serve in civil service, international organizations, health care institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations globally.

Note: For information about EUCLID as an institution, including Participating States, scholarship programs, inter-institutional agreements and accreditation, please visit this page.


Open and continuous enrollment is active.


As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs. The total tuition for this program (2016 cycle), based on 36-40 USCH, is:

USD Zone: USD 850 (Admission Fee) + (36 credits) x 145 (per credit) = USD 6,070

Euro Zone: USD 720 (Admission Fee) + (36 credits) x 115 (per credit) = € 4,860

Partial scholarships are available for ECOWAS residents.


This is the official MIPH brochure for the current academic cycle.

Online Master in International Public Health

Public Health is often studied from a national-central perspective. Few programs are truly international in scope so as to fully prepare graduates for global civil service careers that will engage a wide variety of global health challenges, including malaria, HIV, drug-resistance, diet-related diseases, etc. To answer this challenge, EUCLID has designed a comprehensive and challenging online master’s degree in international public health (MSc) curriculum, which is presented here with full documentation of syllabus and faculty resources, we well as total tuition. This documentation will enable students globally to determine if this program is best for them.

Academic Presentation

Global Health Conference

This unique Master’s degree focuses on the practical and policy aspects of global public health rather than the advancement of academic knowledge or theoretical knowledge.

The MIPH was primarily designed to serve civil servants of EUCLID’s Participating States, but it is also open to the general public as an excellent route to pursue a career within inter-governmental bodies, NGOs and the public sector.

Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, and because it covers such topics as malaria and tropical diseases in depth, it is expected to be of special interest to African students.

Note: This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.

Below: A short video discussing careers in international public health

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a an advanced degree in nursing or health care issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook / database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered

Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.

Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

Curriculum / Program Courses or “Roadmap”

EUCLID Online Master in International Public Health courses (from EUCLID database):

Course Name
US Credits
ACA-401 International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
IPH-300 Introduction to Public Health
IPH-STAT Biostatistics
IPH-EPI1 Epidemiology I
IPH-GH Global Heath Studies
IPH-GHC Global Health Case Studies
IPH-CHS Comparative Health Systems
IPH-PRH Population and Reproductive Health
IPH-MTD Malaria and Tropical Diseases
Total Credit Hours (US):

Elective Courses:

Course Name
US Credits
IPH-IMEM International Medical Emergency Management
IPH-INT International Medicine
IPH-THESIS Thesis in International Public Health
IPH-WHO World Health Organization studies
TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking

For more information

Faculty Profiles

Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation

About EUCLID: Institutional Background

Other options

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