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Academic Programs at the Berlin School of Public Health

The Berlin School of Public Health offers:

  • a joint, consecutive Master of Science in Public Health (language proficiency in German and English required)
  • a continuing education (executive) Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Epidemiology (language proficiency in German and English required)
  • Bachelor and Doctoral programs at the partner institutions

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Master's programs in Public Health and Epidemiology

Public Health is offered at the BSPH both as a consecutive and as a continuing education (executive) 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. Language of instruction: German and English

Epidemiology is offered at the BSPH as a continuing education (executive) master's program.
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. Language of instruction: German and English

Intensive Short Courses
In the Intensive Short Courses (ISC), compact knowledge and methodological skills in public health and epidemiology are imparted in a short, one week timeframe. The courses are part of the continuing education master’s programs and are aimed equally at students and professionals locally and from abroad. They are carried out by lecturers from renowned universities and research institutions. Language of instruction: English.

Master's Programs and Intensive Short Courses at the BSPH

Master's Programs at a glance

Program formSubjectInstitutionDegree awarded
Master, consecutive Public Health Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH) MSc
Master, continuing education (executive) Public Health Institute of Public Health (IPH), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, on the BSPH Plattform MPH
Master, continuing education (executive) Epidemiology Institute of Public Health (IPH), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, on the BSPH Plattform MSc
Master, continuing education (executive) Applied Epidemiology Robert Koch-Institute with Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, on the BSPH Plattform MSc

Master Thesis at BSPH

In the master 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.

EinrichtungFachStudienformAbschluss
Alice Salomon Hochschule Nursig care and health care management on site BA
Alice Salomon Hochschule Social Work on site or on line BA
Alice Salomon Hochschule Physiotherapy/Ergotherapy primary qualification or additive BSc
Alice Salomon Hochschule Early Childhood Education on site or integrated into the work site BA
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Health Sciences on site BSc
Technische Universität Berlin Sustainable Management on site BSc

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:

  • 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 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.

Doctoral regulations at Technische Universität Berlin:

  • 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 Regulations for Doctorates

Academic RegulationDegree Requirement Institution awarding the degreeDegree 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