School of Public Health, University of Port Harcourt

Admission Requirements

candidates for all the programmes must also satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the University of Port Harcourt.


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.


Scroll to Top