UNIPORT Public Health Postgraduate Form 2020/2021

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) School of Public Health Graduate / Post-Graduate Admission Form, Courses, Duration, Requirements, Duration, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Post Graduate Programmes of the School of Public Health, University of Port Harcourt for 2020/2021 academic session:

Available Courses 

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programmes in:
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Systems Management
    • Population/Reproductive Health
  2. Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  3. 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
  5. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programme in:
    • Public Health
    • Community Health

Admission Requirements.

Post Graduate Diploma (PGD):

  • Applicants shall be required to have a good University degree, HND with a minimum of Upper Credit. Holders of Community Health Officers (CHO) certificate with Upper Credits can apply for the PGD in Public Health. 


  • Candidates require a minimum of first Degree in Medicine or Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and other courses allied to medicine, with at least CGPAof 3.00 and above on a 5-point scale or its equivalent. Holders of Post-graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Health with a CGPA of 3.00 are also eligible. 


  • Eligible candidates for these competitive programmes would have completed an Msc degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale. 


  • Candidates admitted into the DrPH programme should have either master or doctoral degree in a subject appropriate to the course of study; or Membership (Part 1) Fellowship in Public Health from the National Post graduate 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, all candidates must also satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of the University of Port Harcourt.


  • PGD: Full time 12 months; Part-time 24 months
  • Masters: Full-time 12 months; Part-time 24 months
  • Doctoral: Full-time 36 months; Part-time 60 months

Application Guidelines

  • The curriculum is flexible, modular, intensive and premised on developing the knowledge, skills and competences of students from diverse academic backgrounds to becoming industry ready professionals.
  • Both e-learning and classroom modes of teaching/learning are available with strong emphasis on competency-based learning, self-directed learning, blended learning and application of a range of technology-based educational applications that enhance pedagogical effectiveness.
  • Lectures are delivered by renowned faculties from the University of Port Harcourt and other Universities, industry/sector experts from Nigeria and Abroad. The UniPort is an entrepreneurial University and all programmes are designed with periods of internship to enhance the production of industry/sector-ready professionals.
  • Students are provided multi-disciplinary and highly motivated team of local and international Supervisors as well as other logistical supports to ensure that their thesis are completed in record time.
  • Innovations, patents and commercialisation of research outputs are also strongly encouraged.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should:

  • Visit the website of the school: http://www.uphsph.edu.ng, http://www.uphsph.org, or the website of the University Port Harcourt: http://www.uniport.edu.ng
  • Download and complete the Application Form, Referee Form and official transcript
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of Twenty Thousand (N20,000), or N30,000 (Thirty Thousand naira) for the Occupational Medicine programme into the School’s Bank Account with the United Bank for Africa: Bank: Account Name: Port Harcourt School of Public Health; Account Number: 1021823887; Sort Code: 033211112
  • Scan and email the Application Form, Referee Form and Evidence of Payment of the Application Fee to the School’s email address: [email protected], [email protected] or
  • Submit at the Administrative Office of the School: Anatomy Building, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, University Park (Abuja), University of Port Harcourt
  • The Application Form and the accompanying documents should be submitted on or before the deadline.

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

For further enquiry

Visit: University of Port Harcourt School of Public Health, Anatomy Building, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Abuja Park, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt

Call: 07039118320, +2348104178141; +2348028921643

Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: http://www.uphsph.edu.ng



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