Course - Post Graduate
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Medical graduates (MBBS), Dental graduates (BDS), Graduates of AYUSH [Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS),Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS),Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS),Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)],B Tech or BE (Any Branch) and graduates of four year degree programmes in Veterinary Sciences, Nursing Sciences, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, or students with a postgraduate degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Demography, Population Studies, Nutrition, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Management or Law may apply. Work experience in a health- related field is desirable.

Along with the Application form, candidates shall submit a 500 word essay on a public health issue of relevance to India and a 300 word personal statement on ‘Why I wish to do an MPH’.

The World Health Organization adopted public health as a core of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in 2017 and the Government of India had declared UHC as a goal to be achieved by 2022. Despite significant achievements over the past decade, Public Health challenges continue to prevail in India and in the world.

While old threats continue to challenge health systems, new issues and challenges have appeared that burden the health systems. Creation of a dedicatedPublic Health Cadre has been identified as one of the important pre-requisites in moving towards improving health systems. Public Health professionals help in bridging the gap between the clinical and managerial aspects of the programme implementation and provide techno-managerial inputs.

Public Health Programmes demand a special emphasis on the study of disease epidemiology, various  determinants of health & emerging challenges in health, public policy making and programme management.

The MPH course will attempt to prepare competent cadre of professional  who have a basic understanding of the various aspects of public health and are able to successfully apply this knowledge towards meeting public health challenges in the Indian context. The state of Meghalaya has sanctioned posts for a state and district epidemiologists.


This course aims to develop and strengthen the public health workforce and to develop capacity in health care leadership and management in northeast India.


  • To develop knowledge, analytical skills and attitudes pertinent to public health
  • To develop leadership and management skills in public health
  • Analytical and assessment skills for collecting and interpreting information
  • Policy planning and development skills to address public health challenge
  • Communication skills for advocacy, dissemination and evaluation of public health data and information


Course delivery:

Pedagogy: lectures, practicum, field work, assignments, internship, some subjects will be delivered in modules.

Assessment: continuous formative evaluation, presentations, reports

Career opportunities


  • District and state level epidemiology officers
  • Government sector- Public Health Officer
  • NGO Sector – public health Officers
  • International agencies – public health officers


Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535467/6009602012

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Registrar: 9862035368
Deputy Registrar: 9862853164
Dean, Academics: 9615137874
Dean, Research: 8974599017