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Master Programs for Professionals at the Berlin School of Public Health

Get qualifyed for leading positions in health care through a Master program in part-time especially designed for professionals:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology

Benefit from a modular course structure and the knowledge of experts with extensive practical experience.

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Target groups and career prospects

The programs are aimed at students with professional experience (mid-career professionals) in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and medicine. The structure and organisation of the programs enable students to work part-time during their studies.

Career prospects are offered to graduates in particular in the following areas

  • Health services research
  • Applied health science research
  • Epidemiology
  • Health economics
  • Prevention and health promotion
  • Healthcare Management
  • Health policies

"Studying alongside work and learning intensively new content and methodological topics was very exciting for me, but at the same time challenging. The cooperation with my fellow students from different professional backgrounds was a particularly enriching experience" (Kathrin G., graduate Master of Science Epidemiology).

Overview of the Master programs for professionals

  Master of Science in Epidemiology Master of Public Health Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology
Admission requirements University degree 240 ECTS or equivalent e.g. Master, Diploma/Magister (University or University of Applied sciences), State exam (license to practice medicine), Bachelor with 240 ECTS, Qualified work experience (min. 1 year), English proficiency Exam or Diploma, 240 ECTS or equivalent, e.g. Master, Diploma/Magister (University or University of Applied sciences, State exam (approbation), Bachelor with 240 ECTS, Qualified work experience (min. 1 year), English proficiency Admission to post-graduate studies "Applied Epidemiology" at Robert Koch-Institute, completed studies of human medicine or in justified individual cases also in related courses of study, Expertise in Public Health and/or epidemiologic methods, Qualified work experience (min. 1 year)
ECTS 60 ECTS 60 ECTS 120 ECTS
Study duration Part time 2 years = 4 semesters Part time 2 years = 4 semesters Full time 2 years = 4 semesters
Fees Module fees € 10.200 (+ semester fee) Module fees € 10.200 (+ semester fee)  
Language of instruction German and English German and English German and English
Start of Studies annually to the winter semester mid of October annually to the winter semester mid of October annually to the winter semester Sept. 15th
Application deadline May 15th (later application on request) May 15th (later application on request) April (please contact RKI)
Degree awarded MSc MPH MSc

The principal language of instruction in the Masters programs is German.
We are working on expanding our modules in English language and few modules are already taught in English but German proficiency is needed to apply for the program.
The Berlin School of Public Health offers several courses in English, please have a look at our Intensive Short courses.

It is possible to participate only in selected modules as a guest. The costs are calculated on the basis of the ECTS obtained. A fee of €250,- is charged per ECTS (€170 for students and doctoral students).

Master Thesis at BSPH

In the Master thesis, students demonstrate the knowledge acquired in the course of study and the ability to work independently and scientifically. Theoretical and practical knowledge in a special field of health sciences / public health is deepened.