University of Port Harcourt School of Public Health 2020/2021 Admission into Graduate Programme

Posted on: Fri 14-05-2021

The University of Port Harcourt, School of Public Health is the pioneer School of Public Health in Nigeria. Lecturers in the School have diverse academic and field experiences in the public and private sectors, and are drawn from within and outside the University of Port Harcourt. 

The School invites application from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following graduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session. 

1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes in: 

  • Epidemiology 
  • Health Systems Management 
  • Population/Reproductive Health 

2. Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) 

3. Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) 

4. Master of Science (MSc) programme in: 

  • Community Health 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Occupational Medicine 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Health Systems Management 
  • Population/Reproductive Health 
  • Health Promotion and Communication 
  • Public Health Nutrition 

5. Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) programme in: 

  • Public Health 
  • Community Health


Post Graduate Diploma (PGD): Minimum Duration: Full time (12 months); Part-time (18 months). Applicants shall be required to have a good University degree or HND with a minimum of upper Credit or Higher Diploma in Community Health or its equivalent with at least a Credit pass in the professional examination 

Masters Programmes: Minimum Duration: Full-time (12 months); Part-time (24 months). Candidates would be required to have a minimum of a first degree in medicine or first degree in fields related to the programme, with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale or its equivalent. Holders of a post-graduate diploma (PGD) in public health with a CGPA of 3.50 are also eligible. 

The Occupational Medicine programme is open to only registered medical practitioners, while the Community Health programmes are open to only persons registered with the Community Health Practitioners' Registration Board of Nigeria. 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme: Minimum Duration: Full-time (36 months); Part-time (48 months). Eligible candidates for these competitive programmes must have completed a master's degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale. Candidates with master's degree in disciplines not sufficiently related to the PhD programme can be considered for admission, but will be required to take some MSc level courses to boost their knowledge in the sub-specialty. 

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Programme: Minimum Duration: Full-time (36 months); Part-time (48 months). Candidates admitted into the DrPH programme must have either masters/doctoral degree in a subject appropriate to the course of study; or Membership (Part 1)/Fellowship in Public Health from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, or its equivalent. Additionally, all DrPH candidates MUST have a minimum of five years post-NYSC experience In a Public Health position. 

In addition to the above requirements, candidates for all the programmes must also satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the University of Port Harcourt.


Interested candidates should:

1. Pay the non-refundable application fee of Thirty Thousand (30,000) into the School’s Bank Account: 

Bank: United Bank for Africa 

Account Name: Port Harcourt School of Public Health;

Account Number: 1021823887

Sort Code: 033211112

This can be done either at the banking hall or through bank transfer. It can also be paid for at the website ( ). 

2. Visit the website of the school: or , or the website of the University Port Harcourt:

3. Fill the Application form online 

4. Upload on the website ( ) the required documents and the Evidence of payment of the Application fee

5. Application Form and the accompanying documents should be submitted on or before Friday, 2nd April, 2021. 

Applicants would be invited for oral and / or aptitude tests before admission is finalized. 

For further enquiry

Visit: University of Port Harcourt School of Public Health, Anatomy Building, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Abuja Park, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 

Call: 07039118320, +2348104178141, +2348028921643 

Email: [email protected], [email protected] 



Mrs. Dorcas D. Otto