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Masters in public health knust

Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country or region of the world.

A master’s degree in Public Health is a widely recognized professional credential. The program equips students to take up leadership and managerial positions in governmental, non-profit, and private organizations in the public health industry.


The KNUST School of Public Health is committed to attracting and developing excellent staff and students to contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The following cherished values characterize the work and life of the School and are ingrained in all those who pass through the University. In fulfilling the Vision and Mission of the School, the following Core Values would be adhered to:

Leadership in Innovation and Technology

The School shall endeavor to provide intellectual leadership in generating and exchanging new knowledge in public health, and promoting access to universal health coverage and the well-being of the public.

Culture of Excellence

The School shall strive to be the best and maintain a commitment to continuously improve upon our status in all our undertakings: research, teaching, and service for the development of society.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All

The School shall foster an environment of understanding and respect for cultural diversity and equal opportunity among students and staff, and uphold academic freedom in our quest to advance the frontiers of knowledge and attain self-development.

Integrity and Stewardship of Resources

The School is dedicated to exhibiting the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity, efficient utilization of resources, and a culture of accountability and responsibility, in all our operations.


Knust School of Public health Mission

The KNUST-School of Public Health (KNUST-SPH) exists to advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant/cutting-edge research, quality teaching/training of thought leaders, entrepreneurship training and community engagement to improve the quality of life/public health.

Vision of the Knust School of Public health

The vision of the KNUST-School of Public Health is to be the most competitive center of excellence and the preferred destination for public health training, research and community service in Africa and beyond.


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