The program educates and trains undergraduate and graduate students in the core competencies of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion, health communication, environmental health, and health policy.
Experiential learning opportunities and on-site training are critical components of the program, allowing students to observe and experience public health in action. Established in 2012, the Department of Public Health is the first of its kind in Qatar, offering both Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (MPH) degrees. The public health degree is interdisciplinary, preparing students in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curative and preventive health services and programs from a population perspective. Using a public health approach, students learn to deploy sound scientific evidence to define a health-related problem, establish its cause, design intervention, and evaluate its effectiveness. This role is in alignment with the 2030 Qatar vision.
A career in public health is a rewarding path to helping individuals and populations live their healthiest lives. The program is available for females.
Admission requirements vary based on the application type (new, transfer, visiting, or non-degree applicants). Please contact us for further information about admission requirements.
Graduates of the MPH will be equipped with advanced knowledge and skills in various fields including:
Practice: such as epidemiology, biostatistics, surveillance and monitoring, health improvement, health care quality, health care safety, health policy analysis, and economic evaluation.
Academia: pursuing further graduate work or teaching in educational institutions
Research: applied and basic research in research centers and institutions
Graduates may seek employment opportunities in the growing Qatari health, research, and development sectors as well as in international organizations such as the WHO, UNICEF, and others.
Department of Public Health
The field of public health is dynamic and growing. COVID 19 pandemic has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt the vital role that public health plays in protecting and enhancing nations’ health at the population level.
Public health in Qatar is fast expanding. The first-ever Qatar National Public Health Strategy launched by the Ministry of Public Health in May 2017 outlined the country’s efforts to promote the health of citizens and residents, to prevent disease, and to create an environment that is conducive to health and wellbeing.
The Department of Public Health is proud to contribute to these efforts by educating and training undergraduate and graduate students in the core competencies of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion, health communication, environmental health, and health policy. Experiential learning opportunities and on-site training are critical components of the program, giving students an opportunity to observe and experience public health in action.
Through active research agendas and community outreach efforts, our team of experienced faculty members work together in a collaborative student-centered environment while contributing to the broader public health landscape in the country and internationally.
Career Development Center
The Career Development Center provides counseling, training, and professional development services and helps to prepare students to engage and compete for the best career opportunities. It specializes in providing QU students with student employment during their study at QU. Additionally; the Center assists students with sponsorship, internship, and full-time job opportunities and provides numerous career-related resources, programs, and activities.
The Career Development Center at Qatar University shall be the benchmark of Career Services in the region and generate the future leaders of the Qatar National Vision 2030 by helping our students and alumni realize their career dreams.