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New! Doctorate of Philosophy Program in Public Health at Al-Quds University
When: 21 Jun 2022 - 1 Sep 2022
Organiser: The School of Public Health at Al-Quds University
Contact: Hazem Agha, PhD Asst. Prof. of Public Health Nutrition Dean, Faculty of Public Health Al-Quds University, Jerusalem E-mail:

The School of Public Health at Al-Quds University has launched a Ph.D. program in public health in the academic year 2021-2022.

The doctoral program contributes to enhancing Al-Quds University-School of Public Health role in improving the health status of the population by graduating highly qualified multidisciplinary health professionals who are able to conduct high-quality research and synthesize knowledge in the field of public health. Also, the program aims to graduate component professionals in academia, research, policy making and leadership who can lead change in health system analysis and development at policy and programing levels. 

The PhD degree is open for professionals from relevant disciplines holding master degree in public health and is awarded after successful completion of all the study courses stipulated through a four-year program. The program consists of 48 credit hours, provided through interactive learning approaches built on adult learning principles and requires intensive work, in-depth analysis and active engagement. 

The program courses are categorized into three main themes:  

1. Core courses:  18 credit hours 

2. Elective courses: 12 credit hours for Public Health 

3. Dissertation: 18 credit hours 

Graduates can find careers teaching at universities, and directing and organizing research programs at academic institutions. Employment opportunities are also available in governmental and nonprofit organizations, helping develop public health programs and policies, and leading research projects aimed at improving public health on a local, national, and global scale.

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