Academic Programs at the BSPH

The Berlin School of Public Health offers:

  • a joint, consecutive Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH)
  • post-graduate Master of Science in Epidemiology (MScEpi) and Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology (MSAE)
  • Bachelor and Doctoral programs at the partner institutions

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BSPH Master's programs in Public Health and Epidemiology

Public Health is offered at the BSPH as a consecutive master's program.
Coursework focuses on factors that influence the health of populations. These include the health system and health policies, healthcare funding, health services research, social conditions, health risk factors and the health behaviour of populations. In addition, students acquire competencies in epidemiology, biostatistics and in the methods of empirical social research. Please note: the executive Master of Public Health program no longer admits students.
Language of instruction: German and English

Epidemiology is offered via the BSPH plattform in a post-graduate (continuing education) format.
Coursework focuses on the distribution of health and disease in population groups, as well as on the factors influencing this distribution. Epidemiology brings together methods and findings from medicine, statistics, social and natural sciences and deals with the planning, implementation and evaluation of epidemiologic research studies. The Master of Science in Epidemiology (MScEPi) is provided by the Institute of Public Health. The Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology (MSAE) is provided by the Robert Koch Institute.
Language of instruction: English

Intensive Short Courses
The Intensive Short Courses (ISC) provide compact knowledge and methodological skills in public health and epidemiology through short, one week courses. The ISCs are part of the post-graduate master’s programs and provide an opportunity for students and professionals locally and from abroad to learn together. IScs are taught by visiting lecturers from renowned universities and research institutions.
Language of instruction: English

Master's Programs and Intensive Short Courses at the BSPH

Master's Thesis at the BSPH

In the master's thesis, students apply the knowledge acquired in the course of study and demonstrate their ability to do scientific research independently. The research project provides students with an opportunity to develop theoretical and practical knowledge in a public health specialty of their choice. We greatly appreciate and welcome topics for students to research from the public health work field.

Bachelor's programs at ASH, Charité and TU

Each of the partner institutions ASH, Charité and TU offers bachelor programs that meet the admission requirements for the joint consecutive master's program Master of Science in Public Health.

Doctorates in Public Health

A doctorate demonstrates a student's ability to do in-depth scientific work and research. As part of the doctorate, a peer reviewed original research project must be completed.

Doctoral regulations at Charité and Technische Universität Berlin:

  • Dr. rer. medic
    The Dr. rer. medic. as per the doctoral regulations of the Charité is particularly suitable for research with allied health professions. Main topics include: health promotion and prevention, social determinants of health, social diversity, health services research and the scientifically sound further development of interprofessional cooperation in health care.
  • PhD in Health Data Sciences
    The PhD in Health Data Sciences at Charité offers biostatistics, epidemiology, meta-research and population health science as well as special synergies with innovative developments in public health such as eHealth, digital medicine and medical informatics.
  • Dr. Public Health
    The Dr. Public Health as per doctoral regulations of the TU is open for a wide array of research topics from the public health and global health fields. 

Academic Requirements for Doctorates

Academic Regulation

Degree Requirement

Institution awarding the degree

Degree Awarded

Dr. Public Health

Dissertation monograph

Technische Universität Berlin

Dr. P.H.

Regulations of the CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin Medical School

cumulative publications or dissertation monograph

Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Dr. rer. medic.

Regulations for the structured PhD program „Health Data Sci-ences“ at the CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin

cumulative publications and course work at the Institut of Public Health (IPH), Berlin Institute of Health Center for Transforming Biomedical Research (QUEST) and Institute of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology (iBikE)

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

PhD