Department of Public Health


“Working Together For Equitable Health”

Department of Public Health of State University of Bangladesh is the pioneer among the private universities to start Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. Since May 2003, more than 700 students including many foreign students from Nepal, Uganda have graduated from this Department. The pursuit of knowledge through MPH program not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the national and international health development.


To be the leader in Public Health Education providing Public Health Professionals with skills & expertise necessary to improve the health status & quality of life in developing countries like Bangladesh.


  • To develop skilled Public Health Professionals to meet society’s interest in assuring conditions in which people can lead a healthy quality life.
  • Provide quality education to think critically & creatively to solve public health related problems.
  • Enhance research skills for new insights and innovative solutions to meet various challenges.
  • Contribute to develop proper skills to communicate ideas & views clearly & effectively using multi-disciplinary approaches

Why MPH?

Public Health has emerged as an important concern globally. The field of public health is constantly evolving in response to the needs of communities and populations around the world. In the developed world, public health education has been established as a prestigious one. However, in developing world, the public health education and health promotion strategies need further strengthening. In achieving MDGs, role of public health is crucial in Bangladesh like other developing countries. The MPH program of State University of Bangladesh (SUB) is committed to contribute positively in the health and academic arena of the country. This program aims at imparting training for the multidisciplinary professionals engaged in health care with required skills to conduct research, develop appropriate policy, and manage health service.

Strategies of SUB for MPH

Department of Public Health is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary network of individuals who combine to provide exceptional and internationally recognized education in the field of public health. Public health professionals have a major role in health care management within the health-care delivery system. The diversity and complexity of professional practice and projections of future trends, requires creativity not only in public health practices, but also in the related disciplines to meet the solutions to the challenges that may confront in future.

Facilities Available

  • Own built-in campus with air-conditioned spacious class & seminar rooms with multimedia facilities
  • Well equipped modern library with e-library facilities
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Modern teaching aids with appropriate academic environment
  • Modern research lab with one-to-one desktop
  • Arrangement for internship  & field training at different NGOs and Health related organizations
  • Hostel facilities available on request

Strengths of Dept. of Public Health

  • Highly qualified faculty members from home and abroad
  • Credit based program incorporating national and international curriculum
  • The course curriculum is recognized by North-American ‘World Education Service’ (WES)
  • Scope for Medical as well as Non-medical graduates for enrolment
  • Collaborations with a number of national and international universities and organizations
  • Fellowship opportunity from various International development partners like USAID
  • Arrangement for paid internship & field training.
  • Regular publication of SUB Journal of Public Health (SUBJPH, ISSN: 1998-6076)
  • Need based field trips are also organized for students in different disciplines
  • Department imparts quality education and co-curricular activities including workshops, seminars and symposium.


  • Mahidol University, Bangkok
  • Tribhuban University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • Purbanchal University, Nepal
  • Kyrgyz Republic Chui University, Kyrgyzstan
  • Wah Medical College,Wah Cantt. Pakistan
  • ORBIS International

SUB Journal of Public Health (SUBJPH)

SUB Journal of Public Health (SUBJPH)-Current Edition: Vol-7, Number-2 and Vol-8, Number-1.


Admission Process

The university operates a round the year admission system divided into trimesters i.e. spring, summer and fall. The students are required to fulfill the university admission requirement in addition to the UGC guidelines. The admission forms and relevant information can be collected from the Admission Office in both Campuses. Completed applications together with required documents should be submitted to the Admission Office as per deadlines.

For convenience of the graduate students seeking admission in the master programs, the admission office is also open on Fridays and Saturdays besides the normal university working hours.

The department of Public Health is committed to quality human resources development in the field of Public Health by providing quality education:

  1. MBBS, BDS or equivalent degree from any medical colleges recognized by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) plus one year internship training.
  2. Post-graduates or Masters in Biological or Relevant Sciences.
  3. B.Sc. Nursing as recognized by respective National Nursing council or equivalent degrees.
  4. B.Sc in Health Education or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
  5. Applicants must hold any of the following degrees: M.D., B. Pharm., D.D.S., D.V.M., B.Sc. in Physiotherapy, BSc in Lab. Science, or any Health related degree, from an accredited institution.
  6. At least Second class in all exams or a minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4-point scale.
  7. Applicants having TOEFL score of minimum 500 or IELTS score 5.00 or other equivalent English Proficiency Test score will be given preference.
  8. As the course is conducted in English, applicants with good command in English is necessary for admission.

Medical Graduates with experience of 02 years or more and Non-Medical graduates with experience of 03 years or more respectively, in the field of Public Health or a related area (excluding internship) will be preferred. Applicants should have an experience working in developing countries. Students will be selected through an assessment of their application form. Prescribed application form will be available in the institution on payment of usual fee for registration. A minimum of 45 credits with a GPA of at least 2.5(C+ average) and at least one full year (3 semesters) of participation are required. Every student has to satisfactorily complete a field research project (Dissertation) to completely fulfill the requirement of MPH degree.

Admission Eligibility

Faculty Members

Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. M Shahjahan

MBBS, MCPS, MD (India)

Adjunct Professor

Prof. Dr. Nawzia Yasmin

MBBS (DMC), MPH (Sydney)

Pro-Vice Chancellor, SUB,
Dean, School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences,
Professor & Head, Dept. of Public Health

Nuhad Raisa Seoty

MSc, MPH, MPhil

Associate Professor

Dr. M. Tasdik Hasan

MBBS, MPH- Epidemiology, PGDDM, MSc-GMH, MPhil -PMH (C) PhD Fellow (Digital Mental Health), Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Assistant Professor

Dr. Humaira Tul Jannat



Md. Allama Faysal

DHT, BSc in HT (DU), MPH- Epidemiology (SUB)

Research Assistant

Abid Hasan Khan

Research Assistant

Adjunct Faculty Members

Dr.Halida Hanum Akhter

Former Chief of Party NGO Project & Senior Country Representative Pathfinder International

Prof. Dr. Rubaiul Murshed

Consultant, Hospital Management, BSMMU

Prof. Amal Mitra

Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Dr. Akbar Sk. Md. Fazle

Ex Associate Professor, Ehime University School of Medicine, Japan

Prof. Jahangir Kabir

Chief Consultant & Head of the Department of Urology, LABAiD Specialized Hospital, Dhaka

Prof. Dr. Boren Chokraboti

LABAID Specialized Hospital,  Dhaka

Prof. Dr. Mariam Faruqui Shati

 Gynaecologist,Obstetrician & Infertility Specialist

Professor Dr. Shamsun Nahar

Professor of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, KSA

Prof. Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury

Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology & Research, National Heart Foundation

Prof. Md. Israt Rayhan

Professor & Director, ISRT, University of Dhaka

Prof .Dr. Md. Anisur Rahman

MBBS (SSMC) MPH (DU), Principal State College of Health Sciences

Dr. Md. Aminul Hasan

Deputy Director, Health Economics unit , DGHS

Dr. Md. Tajul Islam

Senior Advisor, Save the children

Dr. Abu Jamil Faisel

Ex-Country Representative, Engender Health

Dr. M H Faruquee

Head, Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Health, BUHS

Dr. Natasha Khurshid

Ex-Assistant Professor, BUHS

Dr. Mainul Alam Chaklader

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine Bangladesh Medical College & Hospital

Dr. Nazmul Karim

Former National Consultant, WHO-BAN and Technical Officer, WHO- SEARO

Dr. Suman Lahiry

Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Economics, Dhaka University

Prof. Tahera Ahmad

Ex-Assistant  Country Representative, UNFPA, Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Md. Ziaul Islam

Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, NIPSOM, Dhaka

Dr. A. N. M. Shamsul Islam

MBBS, MPH, DPS Associate Professor & Program coordinator MPH (HSMP), NIPSOM

Dr. Jebun Nessa Rahman

Reproductive Health Advisor, MCHP, JHPIEGO

Papia Sultana

Sr. Health Education Officer, DGHS, Ministry of Helth & Family Welfare

Dr. Saiquat Shah

BDS, MSD (South Korea), MPH, MSS, MBA, DPS, DPPDM, PhD Fellow, Assistant Professor, Dept of Dental Public Health, Bangladesh Dental College

Prof. MA Hafez

Professor & Head, Department of Biostatistics, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences

Prof. Dr. A F M Sarwar

Ex-Vice Principal & Head Department of Children, Preventive and Community Dentistry Dhaka Dental College

H M Miraz Mahmud

Senior Research Officer/Statistician,
Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP)

Research & Publications

Dissertation List – Summer 2016
Sl. No Name of Student with Designation/ID # Title of Proposal Name of Guide
01. Md. Nasir Uddin Sikder PG11-30-14-039 Knowledge, Attitude and Preventive Behavior on STIs and HIV/AIDS among workers at small industries in Savar area, Bangladesh Dr. Mainul Alam Chaklader
02. Marzia Haque PG11-31-14-008   Level of Knowledge of Married Women of Reproductive Age regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Rural Bangladesh Dr. Mainul Alam Chaklader
03. Dil Afroza Sobhan PG11-32-14-001   Knowledge & Awareness among pregnant women regarding post partum complications attending in selected maternity centre of Bandar, Narayanganj Dr. Mainul Alam Chaklader
04. Md. Rafiqul Islam PG11‑32‑14‑004   Gender based domestic violence against slum women in Keranigonj upazila under Dhaka district Papia Sultana
05. Md. Mahbubur Rahman PG11‑32‑14‑021   Knowledge and awareness about HIV and AIDS among Truck Drivers in Tongi City Corporation in Gazipur District, Bangladesh Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury
06. Md. Abu Hasem Sarker PG11‑32‑14‑024 Patient satisfaction on OPD services of private and public hospitals in Dhaka city Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr. M Shahjahan
07. Md. Abul Kalam Azad PG11‑32‑14‑028   Knowledge on and Attitude towards Food Intake and Nutrition during Pregnancy among women of a selected upazila of Northern part of Bangladesh Prof. Shah Md. Keramat Ali
08. Md. Ahsan Habib PG11-33-15-026 Clients Satisfaction on disability services available in a selected district in Bangladesh Dr. Mainul Alam Chaklader
09. Ayesha Anika Nazneen PG04-36-15-003 Perception and Practice of Telemedicine among the Doctors Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. M Shahjahan
10. Farjana Afrose PG04-36-15-010   Knowledge & Attitude on Vaccination Hazards among Health Care Workers in Selected Hospitals of Dhaka city Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. M Shahjahan
11. Nipa Minz PG04-37-15-007 Occupational health problems among nurses in selected hospital of Dhaka city Dr. M. H. Faruquee
12. Moriom Zaman PG04-37-15-008 Status of Peripheral Neuropathy among Diabetic Patients in Out Patient Department of a selected hospital of Dhaka city Prof. Mahmudur Rahman
13. Dr. Snigdha Paul PG04-37-15-010   Knowledge, Attitude & Preventive Practices about Dengue Fever among Febrile Patients attending OPD in different Medical College Hospitals of Dhaka City, Bangladesh Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury
14. Nashid Farzana PG04-37-15-012 Stress among female medical students of Dhaka city in Bangladesh Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. M. Shahjahan

SUB Journal of Public Health (SUBJPH)


Course Contents and Duration of MPH Program

The MPH Program offers 7 core courses, 40 elective courses/ optional courses;

Total credit hours: 51

Semesters: 3-4 semesters for Regular batch and 5-6 semesters for Friday batch
Number of Courses Credit Hours
Core Public Health Courses 7 19
Elective Courses 5 13
Dissertation 1 10
Optional Courses 2  6
Practicum/Internship 1  3
Total 16 51
There is arrangement for flexible options as per need of the respective learners which facilitates the completion of course within short time. However, there are provisions for experienced students to accelerate the six months allocated to dissertation and to have the final internship waived, thus completing the full course, in one calendar year. A series of short courses are also offered on the core subjects at the program.

Core Public Health Courses

PUBH 1013 Epidemiology I PUBH 1023 Biostatistics I PUBH 3112 Health Economics and Health Care Financing PUBH 1053 Behavioral Sciences PUBH 2063 Public Health Administration & Management PUBH 1042 Independent Field Study on Community Diagnosis in Public Health PUBH 2083 Research Methodology

Major Areas of Specialization of MPH

  • Epidemiology
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Population and Reproductive Health
  • Hospital Management
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Education & Health Promotion
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Community Ophthalmology
  • Health Care Management
  • Climate Change and Disaster Management
  • Policy Advocacy

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Notable Alumni

Sl. No #Name #ID No. #Designation #Organization #Contact No. #Email
1 Prof. Md. Maniruzzaman Bhuiyan Principal, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College
2 Prof. Dr. Fatema Ashraf PG11-22-11-010 MBBS, FCPS (Gynae & Obst.) Professor, Department of Gynae & Obst. Shaheed Suhrawardi Medical College & Hospital.
3 Dipika Paul PG11-12-08-038 Deputy Director (Research), RTM International, Tel: 88028034814, 8034469
4 Dr. Md. Mamun-Al-Rowshon PG11-15-09-007 Programme Manager (Clinical Contraception), Marie Stopes Bangladesh, Nadira Villa B-12 Majid Sarani Road, Sonadanga C/A, Khulna
5 Muhammed Emranul Haq PG04-08-05-012 Team Leader GIZ Address: Flat D3, Dom-Inno Belle Vue, 18 West Nakhalpara, Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215
6 Mohammad Awlad Hossain PG11-24-12-017 Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Orbis International Bangladesh Country Office Apartment No. F-2, Plot No. 1, Road No. 137, Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212 t 8802.985.8033
7 Dr. Faisal Mahmud PG04-03-04-014 Deputy Chief of Party and SBCC Advisor Center for Communication Programs (CCP) | Johns Hopkins University (JHU) +8801713206245
8 Dr. Kazi Rafiqul Alam Ph.D PG04-13-07-005 GM (Operations) Aysha Memorial Specialized Hospital PVT. LTD.
9 Shafiqul Islam Project Director Damien Foundation
10 Bhawani Prasad Dahal PG04-22-10-014 Capacity Building Specialist, Fhi360, GPO Box 8803, Gopal Bhawan, Anamika Galli, Baluwater Kathmandu, Nepal
11 Maheshwar Shrestha PG04-05-04-001 Senior Public Health Administrator, Government of Nepal Ministry of Health & Population Dept. of Health Services Western Regional Health Directorate District Health Office, Baglung
12 Prasun Kanti Talukdar PG04-01-03-013 Project Coordinator-WATCH Plan Bangladesh Dinajpur Program Unit
13 Rekha Folia PG11-27-13-006 Principal Lamb Nursing Institute LAMB Head Office Rajabashor, Parbatipur Dinajpur-5250
14 Dr. A.S.M. Nurullah Awal Deputy Project Coordinator Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage Project Centre for Equity and Health Systems, Icddr,b, GPO Box: 128, Dhaka-1000
15 Binod Bindu Sharma PG04-07-05-020 Chief, Health Education, Administrator at National Health Education, Information & Communication Centre
16 Sanjoy Mukherjee PG11-15-09-012 Program Coordinator,Wateraid Bangladesh,Banani
17 Furkan Hossain PG04-03-04-015 Deputy Manager, Monitoring&Quality Assurance,Save The Children,International,Gulshan 2
18 Md. Rehan Uddin PG04-04-04-012 Marketing/Communicating Specialist Smiling Sun Franchise Program,Gulshan 2
19 Md. Azmal Hossain PG 04 19 09 014 Senior Program Officer, EngenderHealth, Dhanmondi
20 Md. Abul Kalam Azad   Head of Programs ICCO Cooperation South & Central Asia Regional Office
21 Dr. Md. Hasan Shahriar Scientific Coordinator UChigago (Research Bangladesh) Bangladesh   Country Office: House 4, Road 2B, Sector 4, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
22 Shakhawat Alam Senior Project Manager, Save The Children
23 Prof. Dr. Tamanna Begum PG11-22-11-012 Professor (Child Specialist) Shaheed Suhrawardi Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka Chamber: City Hospital Ltd.,
24 Dr. Ayan Sankar Shil Technical Advisor, Nutrition Save The Children, International
25 Mahfuza Khatun Chairman, Upazila Parishad, Chouhali, Sirajganj
26 Dr. Mohammad Zakirul Karim MBBS, MBA, MPH. PG04-13-07-006 Senior Adviser & Quality Management Director, Hanh Phuc International Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


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