EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organisation 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. It is, to date, the only Master's degree program in this field offered by an international intergovernmental organisation. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified public health professionals able to serve in civil service, international organizations, healthcare institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations globally. Inspired by the standard-setting excellence of UCSF, the School of Global Health and Bioethics at EUCLID became an autonomous academic unit with EUCLID (Euclid University) in 2015. It is responsible for the delivery of EUCLID’s flagship online master’s and a doctorate 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.
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.
- ACA-401 (International Academic Writing)
- TPH-499 (Argumentation and Critical Thinking)
- IPH-300 (Public Health Fundamentals)
- IPH-GH (Global Health Studies)
- IPH-GHC (Global Health Case Studies)
- T-EPI (Epidemiology)
- T-BIO (Biostatistics
- DIP-606 (Master's thesis)
Electives (may be required depending on previous studies):
- IPH-GHD (Global Health Diplomacy)
- IPH-IDS (Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health)
- IPH-HIV (HIV/AID Module)
- IPH-MTD (Malaria and Tropical Diseases)
- IPH-POP (Population and Reproductive Health Issues)
- Various Coursera modules are used for supplemental learning and certification options.
Applicants should have an advanced degree in nursing or healthcare 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 a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.
EUCLID has ongoing enrollment (intake) for this program. It is acceptable to apply several months in advance but it is recommended to apply 60-40 days in advance. General public slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs. The total tuition for this program, based on 36-40 USCH, is:
- USD Zone: USD 850 (Admission Fee) + (36 credits) x 145 (per credit) = USD 6,070
- Euro Zone: EUR 769 (Admission Fee) + (36 credits) x 125 (per credit) = € 5,269
- USD Zone: USD 850 (Admission Fee) + (40 credits) x 145 (per credit) = USD 6,650
- Euro Zone: EUR 769 (Admission Fee) + (40 credits) x 125 (per credit) = € 5,769
- Partial scholarships are available for ECOWAS residents.
About the School
EUCLID is, like the European Central Bank, NATO or the African Union, an international intergovernmental organization (IGO).