Hebrew University-Hadassah International Master of Public Health Program 2018, Israel

Publish Date: Dec 20, 2017

Deadline: Mar 29, 2018


Dear Potential MPH Student, As the first school of public health in Israel, the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Hebrew University-Hadassah has 50 years of experience in training public health professionals from Israel and from nearly 100 countries across the globe. Our MPH degree has been awarded to more than 850 graduates from low, medium and high income countries since 1960, and more than a thousand Israelis.

The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program offers a scientifically stimulating and culturally rewarding experience of studying in a foreign country and interacting with peers from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds in the unique setting of Jerusalem about which the late Nobel Prize Laureate the late Elie Weisel wrote "Jerusalem: The city which no one can enter it and go away unchanged". 

The one-year APHEA-accredited English-language IMPH Program provides its trainees with tools for examining public health challenges and formulating relevant responses at the institutional, community and national level. We help our students develop knowledge and skills in a broad range of public health disciplines, thus preparing them to take up key positions as leaders and teachers in their home countries, in areas such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis prevention and control, prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases, combating malnutrition and tobacco use, and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness. An equally important goal of the IMPH Program is to instill in our students a love and respect for the Land of Israel and its people. 

The teachers and staff of the IMPH will do their utmost to make you feel at home while you undertake this demanding, yet very rewarding, curriculum of study.

Acceptance into the Program is competitive and selected applicants from lower-income countries are offered generous scholarships that cover the costs of studying in the Program. 

In the next few pages you will get a glimpse of what the IMPH experience in Jerusalem entails, academically and socially-culturally. If, when you finish reading this brochure, you feel that our IMPH Program is what you are seeking, we encourage you to complete the online application package and allow us to consider you for this unique public health training experience. 


The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine is proud of its overseas students who since 1970 have made the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program a most rewarding and successful venture. More than 850 students from almost 100 countries across the globe have participated in this unique experience.

Our students' wide range of cultural backgrounds and work experiences coupled with our demanding curriculum create an environment which is at once scientifically challenging and culturally stimulating. Personal contacts with our alumni and news of their impressive contributions to their countries’ health is a continuing source of pride and pleasure. 

The IMPH student body comprises physicians, nurses, other health professionals, economists, social scientists and those interested in public health from other disciplines. Many of our graduates return home at the completion of their training to occupy leadership positions in the health care systems of their communities and countries.

Most students come from 'developing' regions of the world, but the program also welcomes students from the north, and our alumni include graduates from Western Europe, the USA and Canada. 

Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) has been a vital element in the development and continuation of this unique program since its establishment.

A limited number of scholarships are provided annually by MASHAV, the Pears Foundation, British Friends of Hebrew University, American Friends of Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical Organization and other donors for selected candidates from lower-income developing regions, countries in transition and small-island-countries.

Israel is known to be a welcoming society and along with providing you with public health knowledge and skills, we will be happy to show you many of the treasures of Israel and its capital city, Jerusalem.

Surrounded by terraced slopes and pine-forested hills west of central Jerusalem, our campus lies next to the quiet, picturesque village of Ein Kerem. Students can wander along flower-lined paths, interspersed with vines and olive trees and watch artists at work. Quaint shops, restaurants and galleries dot the landscape. On campus, one of the first sights to greet newcomers is the magnificent set of stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall.

Aims and Objectives of the Course Curriculum

The overall objective of our Program is to provide knowledge of the theory and practice of public health and community medicine for those either currently engaged in this field or planning to do so in the future.

We will work toward helping you develop knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Epidemiology, research methods, and biostatistics
  • Health administration, health economics and health systems
  • Public health practice, planning, administration and evaluation
  • Planning and conducting research projects Diagnosis of the state of health of communities
  • Design and implementation of community-based health programs Control of communicable diseases
  • Environmental, industrial and occupational health Sociological and behavioral determinants of health
  • Nutrition in public health, food security, and combating malnutrition 

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