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Public health   is relatively a new core discipline in Nigeria and few schools offer undergraduate training in public health. Before now basic training in public health especially community and environmental health had been domiciled in medical post graduate colleges, community health and nursing schools.

Public health education and courses had always been in the curriculum of para medical disciplines like Medical laboratory science and microbiology however, only few schools offer it as a major discipline. With the increasing  focus on public health education in Nigeria more schools are joining the fray, in this article we have listed the major schools offering public health courses at undergraduate and post graduate levels in Nigeria.  Check out The Best Schools for MPH in Canada

List of universities offering Public Health Degree Courses  in Nigeria

List of universities Offering Bsc public health in Nigeria

 Babcock University

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSc Public Health)

Babcock University is one of the first institutions to offer undergraduate public health training in Nigeria. According to information on the university website, the program offers students the opportunity to examine environmental issues, health policies, social / contextual determinants of health and access to health care services,

Admission Requirements For Babcock University Bachelor of Science in Public Health

(BSc Public Health)

  1. Credit-level passes at the senior secondary school certificate (SSCE) examination or its equivalent in five subjects, at not more than two sittings

 

  1. Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology/ Health Science, Chemistry, or A- Level Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics is mandatory

 

  1. Community Health Officers, Registered Nurses, Environmental Health Officers and candidates with an NCE in Physical/Health Education, Home Economics, Science Education, Nutrition may be admitted into 200 Level provided they obtained at least merit pass level

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National Open University of Nigeria

Another university offering undergraduate training in public health is the National Open University of Nigeria which offers distant learning programmes in Nigeria. The programme is only open for direct entry students (200 level)

 

Admission Requirements For National Open University of Nigeria Degree in Public Health

  1. . A minimum of 5 credits in O’ levels which must include Mathematics, English Language, Biology and Chemistry.
  2. A Diploma with Upper Credit in the following courses is also mandatory
  • Community health (CHO)
  • Food science and technology
  • Home economics
  • Registered nurse (RN)
  • Science lab tech

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Madonna University Nigeria

Madonna University, Nigeria is a Private Catholic University established in 1999. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Public health under the College of Health Sciences. According to the institution, the department aims to provide sound scientific and professional basis for the production of Public Health personnel capable of working in any of the three levels of primary health services.

 

Admission Requirements For Madonna University  Bachelor of Science degree in Public health

  1. Five (5) O’ Level Credit Level Passes at not more than two sittings
  2. Subjects must include English Language and Mathematics and three other relevant subjects.

Federal University of Technology Owerri

The Federal University of Technology Owerri offers a special program in public health known as The Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree program in Public Health Technology. This unique program native to the institution is offered by the School of Health Technology. The program curriculum is built on the core tenets of public health science such as, epidemiology, biomedical as well as engineering sciences. It relies also on a large body of knowledge drawn from Microbiology, immunology, demography, biochemistry, parasitology, social sciences, histology and human anatomy

Admission Requirements For Public Health Technology FUTO

  1. Five (5) O’ Level Credit Level Passes at not more than two sittings
  2. Subjects must include English Language and Mathematics and three other relevant subjects.

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Nigerian Universities That Offer Masters degree in Public health, Pgd in Public health and PhD in Public health


List of Universities  offering  Master in  Public health or Masters in Community Health Degree in Nigeria

Master of Public health degrees or MPH in Nigeria in Nigeria is highly sought after owing the array of job opportunities available to holders of such degree especially individuals with considerable experience in the public health sector.

 

Master of Public health Degrees in Nigeria

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Public Health programmes At the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Institute of Public Health (IPH) in lle-lfe south west Nigeria is a center for generating ideas on health development, health promotion and disease prevention programmes. The school is one of the first universities to offer MPH in Nigeria. The Institute of public health is as an integral part of the College of Health Sciences and serves as a focal point for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating public health research, services and training. The institute also collaborates with institutions and development agencies in order to actualize the vision of health promotion and development in Nigeria and beyond.

 

Postgraduate Public Health Programs of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Masters

  1. Master in Clinical Psychology
  2. Master of Public Health (M.P.H)
  3. Phil. Public Health (M Phil)

 Doctor of Philosophy

Ph.D. in Public Health

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in Obafemi Awolowo University

  1. An Applicant shall possess at least a Second Class Honors Degree (Lower Division) of the Obafemi Awolowo University or any other approved University.

 

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences in the following disciplines, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Botany, Geology, Geography, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Medicine/Medical Sciences, Medical lab Science and Technology particularly Civil and Chemical Engineering(with at least a 2nd class). Other related disciplines may be considered depending on the availability of space and level of competition

 

  1. Experience in health, education, social welfare, health promotion or other appropriate Ministry, Agency or Institution may be an added advantage.

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Public Health programmes At the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

The MPH program of the Ahmadu Bello University is offered with technical collaboration with the University of Aberdeen and open to candidates who possess an MBBS degree of the Ahmadu Bello University or an equivalent degree from a University recognized by the senate of the University. The other public health program of the university is the Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program for the award of MPH in Field Epidemiology, MPH in Laboratory Epidemiology and Management and MPH in Veterinary Epidemiology offered in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with funding and technical support of the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As leading academic public health center in the country and on the international scene, the institution work to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to public health scholarships, policy and practice.

Postgraduate Public Health Programs of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

Masters

  1. Master of Public Health (M.P.H)
  2. MPH in Laboratory Epidemiology and Management
  3. MPH in Veterinary Epidemiology

 

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

 

Master of Public Health (MPH)

  1. This Course is open to candidates who already possess an MBBS degree of the Ahmadu Bello University or an equivalent degree from a University recognized by the senate of the university ,

 

  1. Registration with Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) is a compulsory requirement
  2. A minimum of three years post degree cognate experience in Medicine, Health and Safety Medical Programs or Industry or Federal, State, Local Government

 

  1. All candidates will undergo a pre admission test in order to determine the eligibility of candidates and to select candidates who can benefit most from the course.

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Public Health programmes At the University of Ibadan

The Faculty of Public Health of the University of Ibadan is the first Faculty of Public Health in Nigeria.  Established in 2002, it has since assumed leadership role in Public Health man power development and research.  The Faculty has six Departments and one Institute namely:

  1. Epidemiology & Medical Statistics
  2. Health Promotion & Education
  3. Human Nutrition
  4. Health Policy & Management
  5. Environmental Health Sciences
  6. Preventive Medicine & Primary Care
  7. Institute of Child Health (ICH)

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Public Health Programs at the University of Ibadan 

 

The University of Ibadan has the highest number of accredited public health programs in Nigeria. The academic programmes available in the various departments in the faculty include:

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Field Epidemiology
  5. Field Epidemiology Practice
  6. Environmental Health
  7. Human Nutrition
  8. Medical Demography
  9. Health Promotion and Education
  10. Population and Reproductive Health Education
  11. Reproductive and Family Health
  12. Health Policy and Management
  13. Health Services Administration
  14. Institute of Child Health.

 

       Department Degrees/Programs Focus/Specialization
 1.Epidemiolog& Medical Statistics
  1. MPH
Field Epidemiology
  1. MPH
Medical Demography
  1. MSc.
Epidemiology
  1. MSc.
Biostatistics
  1. MSc
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  1. PhD
Epidemiology,Demography & Biostatistics
2.EnvironmentalHealth Sciences
  1. MPH
Environmental Health
2.   PhD Environmental Health
3.Health Policy &

Management

  1. MPH
Health Policy & Management
  1. MHSA
Health Services Administration
4.HealthPromotion &

Education

1.   MPH Health Promotion and Education
  1. MPH
Population and Reproductive Health Education
3.   PhD Health Promotion and Education and Population and Reproductive Health Education
5. Human Nutrition

 

1.    BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  1.  MSc.
Human Nutrition
  1.  MPH
Population and Reproductive Health Nutrition
  1.  PH.D.
Human Nutrition
6.Institute of Child Health 1.    MPH Child and Adolescent Health
7.Preventive Medicine &

Primary Care

1.   MPH Reproductive & Family Health

Occupational Health

 

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in University of Ibadan

  1. Candidates for admission to the degree shall normally be graduates of the University of Ibadan or any other Institution recognized by the Senate of the University of Ibadan.

 

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences in the following disciplines Microbiology, Botany, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Medicine/Medical Sciences (with at least a 2nd class). Other related disciplines may be considered depending on the availability of space and level of competition

 

  1. Experience in health promotion, health education, social welfare or other appropriate Ministry, Agency or Institution may be an added advantage.

 

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Public Health Programs of the University of Lagos

The masters of public health of the University of Lagos runs under the department of community health of the school of postgraduate studies of the institution.

Postgraduate Public Health Programs at the University of Lagos are:

  1. MPH Master in Public Health
  2. Sc Public Health

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in University of Lagos

  1. Applicants must possess a Bachelors’ degree of the University of Lagos or any other university recognized by the senate of the university
  2. Candidates who hold other qualification(s) recognized by senate of the University of Lagos relevant to health can also apply
  3.  In addition to requirements 1 & 2 above, an applicant may be required, as a condition for being admitted to take a written and/or oral examinations.

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Public Health Programs of the University Of Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt runs Master of Public Health (MPH) for MBBS graduates and the Master of Science in Public Health (MSc Public Health MSPH) for other graduates with Bachelors of Science degree  in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Botany, Geography, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, and Medicine/Medical Sciences etc. Both courses are run by the Department Of Preventive And Social Medicine

 

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in University of Port Harcourt

  1. Candidates must possess a first Degree in Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and other relevant courses allied to Medicine.
  2. For candidates with Sc Honors in a health-related discipline the  minimum benchmark is a Second Class(Lower Division) and a  CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or CGPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
  3. A minimum of three years postgraduate experience and must have completed National Youth Service (NYSC) programme.
  4. Candidates will undergo a selection process written and or oral and only those who are successful will be admitted into the programme.

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Public Health programmes At the Babcock University

  1. Epidemiology in Public Health
  2. Master of Public Health (M.P.H)
  3. Phil. Public Health (M Phil)
  4. PhD Public Health

 

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Public Health programmes At the University of Calabar

  1. Master of Public Health (M.P.H)

 

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in University of Calabar

  1. Candidates must possess a first Degree in the following disciplines Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and other relevant courses allied to Medicine from the University of Calabar or any other recognized university.
  2. For candidates with B.Sc Honors in a health-related discipline the minimum benchmark is a Second Class (Lower Division) and a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or CGPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
  3. A minimum of three years postgraduate experience and must have completed National Youth Service (NYSC) programme.

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Public Health programmes At the University of Ilorin

The Master in Public Health (MPH) program of the university of Ilorin  runs for a minimum period of twenty four (24) calendar months and a maximum period of thirty six (36) calendar months for full-time candidates OR a minimum period of thirty six (36) calendar months and a maximum period of forty eight (48) calendar months for part-time candidates.

  1. Master of Public Health Education (M. PHE)

Specialization

  1. Drug Education
  2. Primary Health care
  3. Community Health Education
  4. Reproductive and Family Health
  5. Safety Health Education
  6. Master of Community Health (M.Comm.H.)

Specialization

  1. Tropical Public Health
  2. Epidemiology and Community Health
  3. Occupational Health
  4. Environmental Health
  5. Health Management and Health Education

Master in Public Health (MPH)

Specialization

  1. Tropical Public Health
  2. Epidemiology and Community Health
  3. Occupational Health
  4. Environmental Health
  5. Health Management
  6. Health Education.

Ph.D. Public Health

Specialization: Epidemiology

Admission Requirement for Masters in Public Health in University of Ilorin

  1. Candidates must possess a first Degree from the University of Ilorin or any other recognized university in Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and other relevant courses allied to Medicine.
  2. For candidates with B.Sc Honors in a health-related discipline the minimum benchmark is a Second Class (Lower Division) and a CGPA of not less than 3.00 on a 5-point scale or CGPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale
  3. A minimum of three years postgraduate experience and must have completed National Youth Service (NYSC) programme.
  4. Candidates applying for the Ph.D. in public health programme must have obtained a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized University, with an average score of not less than 60%.

 

  1. Candidates who attended foreign Universities, where English language is not the medium of instruction, must show evidence of their English Language proficiency, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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Public Health Nursing in Nigeria List of Accredited Schools

Public Health Nursing in Nigeria is a post-basic Nursing training course with a duration of 18 months. Completion of the program leads to the award of Higher National Diploma in Public Health (HND -PH). The qualifying exam is conducted by the West Africa Health Examination Board.  A HND in Public health Nursing can be used to gain admission into a university postgraduate diploma in public health program a prerequisite for Masters in Public Health for HND holders. Schools offering public health nursing in Nigeria are accredited by the National Board for Technical Education while nurses are registered and licensed by the  Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. The list of accredited schools for Public Health Nursing in Nigeria includes:

South East

1) Abia State College of Health Technology, ABA

South South

2) Cross Rivers State College of Health Technology, Calabar.

3) Delta State School of Health Technology, Ugheli

North Central

4) Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa

South West

5) Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese  Ijebu.

6) School of Health Technology, Akure
North West

7) Shehu Idris College of Health Technology, Makarfi

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General and Specialized Admission Requirements For Public health Education In Nigeria

A postgraduate specialization in public health is offered to physicians, who have completed the requirements either or both of the post graduate college after 4 years of residency training. In general requirement for admission into the master of public health MPH Or Master of science in Public health programme is a Bachelor of Science degree in a bio-medical sciences or related disciplines.

  • Candidates with HND are most times required to obtain a Post graduate diploma in Public health before commencing the MPH or MSc programme. You can find the list post graduate diploma programmes in public health in Nigerian universities on the websites of most schools offering MPH degrees.
  • PhD programmes in public health requires a candidate to have obtained a master of public health MPH Or Master of science in Public health although other schools may have additional requirements. See  The Salaries Of International NGOs In Nigeria

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