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UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Admission Form 2019/2020

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Post Graduate Programmes of the School of Public Health, University of Port Harcourt:

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes in:
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Systems Management
    • Population/Reproductive Health
  2. Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  3. 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 Diploma (PGD) Programme in:
    • Public Health
    • Community Health

UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Admission Requirements

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: Full-time, minimum duration:  36 months; maximum duration 48 months; Part-time, minimum duration 60 months, maximum duration 72 months. Eligible candidates for these competitive programmes would have completed a Masters Degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale.

DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH (DrPH) PROGRAMME: Full-time, minimum duration:  36 months; maximum duration 48 months; Part-time, minimum duration 60 months, Maximum duration 72 months. Candidates admitted into the DrPH programme should 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.

UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Programmes Duration

  • PGD: Full time 12 months; Part-time 24 months
  • Masters:  Full-time 12 months; Part-time 24 months
  • Doctoral: Full-time 36 months; Part-time 60 months

UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Programmes Method of Instruction

  • The curriculum is flexible, modular, intensive and premised on developing the knowledge, skills and competences of students from diverse academic backgrounds to becoming industry ready professionals.
  • Both e-learning and classroom modes of teaching/learning are available with strong emphasis on competency-based learning, self-directed learning, blended learning and application of a range of technology-based educational applications that enhance pedagogical effectiveness.
  • Lectures are delivered by renowned faculties from the University of Port Harcourt and other Universities, industry/sector experts from Nigeria and Abroad. The UniPort is an entrepreneurial University and all programmes are designed with periods of internship to enhance the production of industry/sector-ready professionals.
  • Students are provided multi-disciplinary and highly motivated team of local and international Supervisors as well as other logistical supports to ensure that their thesis are completed in record time.
  • Innovations, patents and commercialisation of research outputs are also strongly encouraged.

How to Apply for UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Admission

Interested candidates should:

  • Visit the website of the school: http://www.uphsph.edu.ng, http://www.uphsph.org, or the website of the University Port Harcourt: http://www.uniport.edu.ng
  • Download and complete the Application Form, Referee Form and official transcript
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of Twenty Thousand (N20,000), or N30,000 (Thirty Thousand naira) for the Occupational Medicine programme into the School’s Bank Account with the United Bank for Africa: Bank: Account Name: Port Harcourt School of Public Health; Account Number: 1021823887; Sort Code: 033211112
  • Scan and email the Application Form, Referee Form and Evidence of Payment of the Application Fee to the School’s email address: [email protected][email protected] or
  • Submit at the Administrative Office of the School: Anatomy Building, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University Park (Abuja), University of Port Harcourt
  • The Application Form and the accompanying documents should be submitted on or before Friday, 28th February, 2020.

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

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]

Website: http://www.uphsph.edu.ng


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