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UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Admission Form for 2020/2021 Session

University of Port-harcourt, UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate admission form is currently on sale for the 2020/2021 academic session. See details on how to apply below.

UNIPORT 2016 Convocation Ceremony Postponed Till Further Notice

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:

  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): 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. At the same time, the Community Health Programmes are open to only persons registered with the Community Health Practitioners’ Registration Board of Nigeria.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD) PROGRAMME: Full-time, minimum duration:  36 months; maximum duration 48 months; Part-time, minimum duration 60 months, maximum duration 72 months. Eligible candidates for these competitive programmes would have completed a Masters Degree in appropriate majors, with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale.

DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH (DrPH) PROGRAMME: Full-time, minimum duration:  36 months; maximum duration 48 months; Part-time, minimum duration 60 months, Maximum duration 72 months. Candidates admitted into the DrPH programme should 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.

In addition to the above requirements, candidates for all the programmes 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

UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Programmes Method of Instruction

  • 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 a 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 with a multi-disciplinary and highly motivated team of local and international Supervisors and other logistical supports to ensure that their thesis is completed in record time.
  • Innovations, patents and commercialisation of research outputs are also strongly encouraged.

How to Apply for UNIPORT School of Public Health Postgraduate Admission

Interested candidates should:

  • Visit the website of the school: https://admissions.uphsph.edu.ng to create an account and verify your email address.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee of Thirty Thousand (30, 000) This can be done either at the banking hall or through bank transfer. It can also be paid for online at the website (www.uphsph.edu.ng). (This process should be initiated from the website and payment method chosen before payment is made.) Evidence of payment made via bank transfer/Internet transfer/bank deposit should be sent to gn.ude.hpshpu@stnemyap)
  • Fill the Application Form online.
  • Ensure your referees fill your reference form via the link sent to their email
  • Upload the required documents on the website (https://admissions.uphsph.edu.ng)
  • The transcript should be sent to the school through the transcript label sent to your email or electronic copy sent to our mail (gn.ude.hpshpu@tpircsnart)
  • The hard copy Completed copy of the Application Form and the accompanying documents should be submitted on or before Friday, 2nd April 2021.
  • Applicants would be invited for oral and/or aptitude tests before admission is finalised.
  • 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: gn.ude.tropinu@hpsgn.ude.hpshpu@snoissimda


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1 Comment

  • Ijeoma Bianca Ogujiofor

    Must one get the team of supervisors both local and international before purchasing of form and registration. When is the form purchase commence and when is the deadline