MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM Call for Application – Academic Year 2022-2024

  • 11/05/2022


Based on the announcement of Hanoi Medical University on postgraduate studies application and examination for the academic year of 2022 – 2024, the School of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SPMPH) is pleased to invite qualified and interested candidates to apply for a place in the full-time International Master of Public Health program (Cohort 7, 2022 – 2024), commencing around October 2022.

Program Overview

The full-time Master of Public Health International Program at Hanoi Medical University, first established in 2015, is designed to train a new generation of competent public health researchers and practitioners. The program offers three areas of specialization for students to develop their diverse interests and capacities: 1) One Health and Public Health; 2) Health Economics; and 3) Reproductive Health. The areas of specialization build on inter-disciplinary learning and teaching methods to establish strong foundation for professional developments in both national and global environments. The program offers two tracks – Master of Science in Public Health and Master of Applied Public Health – with the former emphasizing developing the capacity to carry out public health research while the later developing the capacity to carry out public health interventions

As a graduate of our Master of Public Health International Program, you will be equipped with the knowledge and analytical skills to raise your professional profile, to apply different perspectives to address issues in public health, health economics and policy, reproductive health and to deepen your participation in ongoing conversations about key issues in global health. Completing this program, you will earn a Master degree in Public Health, awarded by Hanoi Medical University, as well as learn and flourish in a multicultural environment.

To fulfill the requiremens of the program, students must complete eleven (11) compulsory courses and four (04) elective courses, as well as complete a capstone thesis (either in the form of a research-based thesis for research oriented track or a project-based thesis for applied track). In the final thesis, students will be able to pursue their own topics of interests, and to investigate a question or problem of their choice.

Training duration: 18 months (Oct 2022 to May 2024)

Tuition fee: 5,250 USD (converted to Vietnamese Dong at the time of first payment). A limited number of merit-based scholarship are available for selected students. Students are also supported to apply for scholarships from other sources

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Applicants from any country are eligible for the program and should have the following prerequisites:

  • For Master of Science in Public Health Track, applicants must:

+ Have a Bachelor’s degree with ranking at Good level and above in Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Traditional Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Nursing, Odontology-Stomatogy, Laboratory Technology, Health Management/Administration, and Sport Medicine

+ Complete 10 credits of supplementary course work in public health prior to the date of announcing shortlisted candidates for oral examination (see below), for those with Bachelor’s degrees in Pharmacology, Nutrition, Nursing, Odontology-Stomatogy, Laboratory Technology, Health Management/Administration and Sport Medicine, completing

+ Be an author (not necessarily primary/contact author) of one journal article published in a journal credited by the Vietnam State Council for Professorship at the time of publication (see the URL link for more information http://hdgsnn.gov.vn/ )

  • For Master of Applied Public Health Track, applicants must:

+ Have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Medicine, Traditional Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Nursing, Odontology-Stomatogy, Laboratory Technology, Health Management/Administration, Sport Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Economic Statistics, Administration – Management, Psychology, Biology, Applied Biology, Environmental Science, Social Work, Resource Management, Environment and Veterinary Medicine

+ Complete 10 credits of supplementary course work in public health prior to the date of announcing shortlisted candidates for oral examination (see below) and have at least two years of health-related work experiences, for those with Bachelor’s degrees in Pharmacology, Nutrition, Nursing, Odontology-Stomatogy, Laboratory Technology, Health Management/Administration, Sport Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Economic Statistics, Administration – Management, Psychology, Biology, Applied Biology, Environmental Science, Social Work, Resource Management, Environment and Veterinary Medicine

  • For both Tracks, proof of English proficiency: IELTS scores of 6.0 or equivalent certificate. (Native English speakers are waived of this requirement).

 

Application for admission

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application form. Applicants can choose only one of the three Tracks
  2. A letter from the current or most recent employer to certify work experience or a request to waive this prerequisite;
  3. A cover letter outlining the reasons they want to enroll in the course;
  4. An up-to-date curriculum vitae: Including general information, training process, work experiences, publications, and other skills related to public health…;
  5. Notarized copies of Bachelor’s degrees;
  6. Health certificate (To make sure that you can study in our university);
  7. Official proof of English proficiency as stated above;
  8. 2 current photos (3x4 cm) (have been taken within 3 months). Write your name and date of birth behind your photos;
  9. Copy of ID card/passport.
  10. Evidence of completing the supplementary course work in public health for those with Bachelor’s degrees listed above
  11.  Evidence of being an author of a journal article for those who are interested in Master of Science in Public Health Track (International applicants may submit the application by email: sdhyhdp@hmu.edu.vn).

 

Scholarships: It is anticipated that about 25 prospective students will be admitted for this 2022 - 2023 intake (10 for Master of Science in Public Health Tracl, and 15 for Master of Applied Public Health: 15). There are limited number of scholarships for international and Vietnamese applicants. Scholarships will be awarded based on academic merits and competencies of candidates. Successful applicants are encouraged to seek outside scholarships and the SPMPH is happy to provide letter of support.

Application fee: 20 USD (Applicants may pay cash or make a wire transfer at the time of submitting their application. International applicants will be given details for transfer after submitting the applications). This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee admission.

Important dates

Deadline for application                              : 10 June 2022

Applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee and only those shortlisted will be invited for oral examination with the Examination Committee.

Notification of shortlisted candidates        : 18 July 2022

Oral examination appointments                : 01-05 August 2022

(Face-to-face with Hanoi-based applicants; online with those living outside of Hanoi)

Offer of merit-based scholarships            : end of August 2022

Deadline for confirmation of acceptance by candidate: five business days after the offer being made/sent to selected candidates

Contact Information

For more information on the Master of Public Health International Program or the supplementary course work in public health, please contact:

Coordination Office for the Master of Public Health International Program

School of Preventive Medicine and Public Health - Hanoi Medical University

Address         : 01 Ton That Tung, Dong Da, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phone            : +84 24 38525112

Email  (main) : sdhyhdp@hmu.edu.vn

Email (cc to) : phuonglh@hmu.edu.vn

 

Announcement & Application form : see here