Our MPH Program is established within Cluj School of Public Health, College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca. This program provides an exciting opportunity for public health professionals and others interested in the field to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Health.
We provide a strong academic foundation in the core disciplines of public health by including advanced and elective coursework as well as a capstone project. Our MPH planned areas of concentration are tracked in 4 main domains:
Social & Behavioral Health
Health Policy & Management
Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Moreover, the MPH is focusing on optional courses that would help the student chose the desired/ appropriate subjects so that, at the end of the program, their specialization on a certain track will be even more specific.
What makes us different?
We focus on building transversal skills. For instance, this may be your best opportunity to develop and improve your grant writing skills.
It is all about practice. Our MPH is a practice-oriented program, where students are evaluated based on projects as part of their coursework. Moreover, we encourage students to discover Public Health around the world, offering experiences beyond the classroom like internships and international educational exchanges.
International careers in Public Health – There are a lot of opportunities worldwide and our MPH is developed in order to suit these options and prepare future Public Health professionals according to current job requirements.
Principles of public health (7 credits) / Principii în sănătate publică
Basic principles and methods of epidemiology (7 credits) / Principii și metode de bază în epidemiologie
Social and behavioral aspects of public health(7 credits) / Aspecte sociale și comportamentale ale sănătății publice
Basic principles of statistical inference (7 credits) / Principii de bază ale inferenței statistice
Public health leadership (8 credits) / Leadership în sănătate publică
Global health (8 credits) / Sănătate la nivel global
Required courses for area of concentration
Healthcare organization delivery and financing (6 credits) / Organizarea, furnizarea și finanțarea sistemului de sănătate
Introduction to environmental health (6 credits) / Introducere în sănătatea mediului
Public health for professionals seminar (6 credits) / Sănătate publică pentru practicieni
Biological basis of public health (6 credits) / Baze biologice în sănătate publică
Program development in health promotion (7 credits) / Dezvoltarea de programe în promovarea sănătății
Program evaluation (7 credits) / Evaluarea de programe
Elective courses relevant to area of interest
Public health law (4 credits) / Legislație în sănătate publică
Public health nursing (4 credits) / Asistență medicală în sănătate publică
Infectious disease epidemiology (4 credits)/ Epidemiologia bolilor infecțioase
Comparative health systems (4 credits)/ Sisteme de sănătate comparative
Emergency preparedness_the public health perspective (4 credits)/ Pregătirea în caz de urgență_perspectiva sănătății publice
Zoonoses epidemiology (4 credits)/ Epidemiologia zoonozelor
International health economics (4 credits)/ Economia sănătății internaționale
Global perspectives in epidemiology (4 credits)/ Perspective globale în epidemiologie
Each student needs to acquire the minimum hours of practicum each semester in order to accumulate 3 credits each semester.
Internships can be completed in many different settings, e.g. state health department, local county health department, federal health-related agency, non-governmental organization, or a global site.
All applications to SPH must be made through the Faculty of Political, Administrative, and Communication Sciences, Babes-Bolyai University, and therefore through the admission regulation required at faculty level.
The interview is an eliminatory evaluation step. Applicants must prove their language proficiency in English during an interview.
As an international student, your admission process will be a little bit different, with a few different steps to take. Whether you are a EU-citizen or a non-EU-citizen, you can find the entire application process below.
Admission information: EU citizens
Admission information: non-EU citizens
After you have fulfilled all the requirements asked by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport and you have been accepted in the program, you will follow the same calendar and admission conditions as Romanian citizens (that means you will have to take the English proficiency interview organized by the faculty on each day of admission).
Be careful because even though you have been accepted in the program by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport, you cannot begin courses without taking and passing the interview. The interview can be held only in July in the admission time frame.
Submission of candidates’ applications
- September 5-9, 2016: 9am – 3pm
- September 10, 2016: 9am – 1pm
- September 12, 2016: 10am – 12pm, room IV/6 (FSPAC building)
The first entry requirement you have to fulfill is to submit a motivational letter. The letter must be submitted in person, in any of the admission days.
The letters will be afterwards evaluated and marked with accepted or denied.
Only the candidates whose letters were accepted will further go in the next stage of the admission process.
Personally submit the application file. It must contain the application form, the Baccalaureate Diploma or its equivalent, the receipt certifying that the admission fee was paid.
The aim of our program is to prepare students to choose their own careers in Public Health, building their future achievements on a real-world educational experience.
Take a look below at potential career opportunities:
We focus on international career opportunities and this kind of jobs are frequently offered, for instance, by the following institutions:
Biostatistician (American Statistical Association – USA; Business & Decision- Romania)
Medical and health services manager (Latrobe Regional Hospital Mental Health Service – Australia; Polaris Medical – Romania)
Health IT expert (Department of Veterans Affairs – USA; InfoWorld – Romania)
Health educator (North Hertfordshire College – UK; UBB – Romania)
Community health worker (Hertfordshire County Council – UK; CNAS – Romania)
Epidemiologist (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – USA; DSP Cluj – Romania)
Researcher (Mayo Clinic – USA, Cluj School of Public Health – Romania)
Environmental engineer (Department of Energy and Environment – USA; Centru de Mediu și Sănătate – Romania)
Project manager (Hill Physicians Medical Group – USA; Asociația REACT – Romania)
Health promotion coordinator (Department of Health – USA; World Vision – Romania)
Public Relations manager (UNC Physicians Network – USA; Salvați Copiii – Romania)
Psychologist (University of Texas at Austin – USA; Asociatia Autism Transilvania – Romania)