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School of Public Health Knust courses

Public health focuses on improving and protecting community health and well-being, with an emphasis on prevention among large groups of people. Those with public health degrees keep communities healthy through child wellness, disease prevention, education, disaster relief, clean water, access to healthcare, and much more.

The Knust School of Public Health, admits students to its postgraduate programs annually in line with the general admission procedures of the University. Application to the Bachelor’s program, however, is currently limited to workers of the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service.

Refer to the Graduate Admissions section of the University website for application procedures.

All applicants may be required to take an aptitude test and attend an interview. The following are some entry requirements for each program. This is however subject to change.



  • Brief of each Program offered in the School/Faculty. (Undergraduates/Postgraduates)

Master of Philosophy in Field Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics (Postgraduate)


Inquiry Requirement for each program

  • Applicants should have a good first degree (at least a 2nd class upper division) from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Applicants should have studied any of the natural sciences such as Biology, Allied Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, Biostatistics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, or any Public Health-related fields.
  • Applicants with a Master of Public Health or other public health disciplines can apply.
  • A demonstration of quantitative analytical skills and a minimum of two years post-graduation experience would be of added advantage.
  • Finally, a written examination and an interview would serve to select eligible candidates for the program.


Knust School of Public Health Programs

Graduation Requirements

  • Shall be by the KNUST’s requirements as contained in the University Statutes and the Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Student must have obtained a maximum of 63 credit hours.
  • Students must submit and successfully defend a written dissertation.
  • Students must have a Cumulated Weighted Average (CWA) of 55 or above.

Career Prospects

  • A broad spectrum of opportunities for graduates to be employed and/or establish themselves as entrepreneurs at all levels of the health system and within the health market.
  • Graduates can hold positions such as health managers, researchers, experts and consultants, data generation and management specialists; health planners; policy analysis, evaluation of health programs and technologies; entrepreneurship; communication skills in presentation and writing, lobbying, and advocacy.
  • The demand for these competencies and skills cuts across:
  • Government organizations (e.g., Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service)
  • Faith-based health associations (e.g., Christian Health Association of Ghana)
  • Health partner institutions (e.g., USAID Health System, Ghana Statistical Service)
  • Schools of Public Health
  • Health industry (e.g., consultancies, start-ups)
  • Multinational organizations (e.g., WHO, UNICEF, World Bank)
  • NGOs, local and international (e.g., World Vision, Care International, etc.,)
  • Bilateral Donors (e.g., USAID, GiZ, UKaid)
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