Posted on: Apr 1 2022 7:58 AM

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 2021/2022 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
    • Health Information Management

     6. Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) programme in:

    • Public Health
    • Community Health
    • Health Information Management


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 programmes in Community Health and Health Information Management are open to only persons registered with the respective professional registration boards - Community Health Practitioners’ Registration Board of Nigeria, and the Health Records Officers’ Registration Board.

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.


Method of Application:

Interested candidates should:

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

  2. Create and activate a personal account on the website

  3. Login/ Click on Make Payment/ Pay the non-refundable application fee of Thirty Thousand (30, 000) into the School’s Bank Account OR ONLINE VIA ATM CARD:

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 online on your student account on the website.

(Before making payment (online/bank transfer/bank deposit) Initiate the process by clicking the ‘MAKE PAYMENT’ link on the application portal. All evidence of bank deposit/transfer payment should be sent to


      4. Fill the Application Form online

      5. Upload on the website ( the required documents

      6. All hard copy transcripts should be sent to the school using the transcript label which will be available after application. Soft copies of      transcripts can be sent to

      7. Referees’ remarks/comments should be filled online by the referees through a link which will be sent via mail

      8. The Application Form and the accompanying documents should be uploaded/submitted on or before Friday, 15th April, 2022.

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



FOR TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH THE APPLICATION FORM, SEND AN EMAIL TO or send a whatsapp message to +2347067281841

For further enquiry

Visit: University of Port Harcourt School of Public Health, Staff Offices Building, Opposite Department of Fine Arts and Design, Abuja Park, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt


CALL/SMS: (FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 07068062372, 07067281841 +2348074433706; +2348063335321.)






Mrs. Joyce C Tamuno

Acting Registrar


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