Master of Public Health Management (MPH – Maternal and Child Health)


Program Description

JLI Switzerland

The MPH in Maternal and Child Health program is designed for students to develop a keen understanding, critical thinking, and key skills needed to find solutions to important health challenges facing women and children across the globe. This is a very vast subject and students are encouraged to further broaden their knowledge in any ket interest area within this subject.

After completing this specialization, students are expected to apply their knowledge and skills within this key health domain. Students who complete this program usually find opportunities to work within the health system with a focus on maternal and child health. Students also get involved in research to further understand and evaluate the incidence, prevalence, and opportunities for change for better outcomes with regard to health for women and children.


The Master of Public Health (MPH) - Maternal and Child Health program has been designed with a very comprehensive curriculum to ensure that you develop strong knowledge and skills in the practice of Public Health with a special focus on Maternal and Child Health.

It is an intensive program and comprises of 138 ECTS credits to be completed within a  duration of 18 to 24 months.

You will first complete the core MPH courses (90 ECTS credits), followed by your specialization in Maternal and Child Health (48 ECTS credits). 

The details of the courses that you will undertake are listed on our website here: Program Curriculum

How you will study

You will study through the completion of self-paced courses via audiovisual content, interactive documents, videos, podcasts, and other multimedia content as may be applicable. Other interactions include online live classes, discussions with fellow students, faculty, and mentors via study portal, email, etc.

See a detailed video about our online learning methodology below:



Each course is followed by an examination and assignment. You will need to pass the exam to proceed to the next course. Our faculty may also assess you based on your involvement in debates, discussions, and research.

Project & Project Reports:

  • After core MPH courses: Project Report 1 (10,000 words)
  • After specialization courses: Project Report 2 (10,000 words)

Projects will be undertaken under the guidance of your faculty and mentor. They can be an individual project or a team project. 

AccreditationsJLI Switzerland

The Master of Public Health (MPH) - Maternal and Child Health, is a Swiss degree awarded by James Lind Institute, Switzerland.  James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977. James Lind Institute has various accreditations, certifications, and international memberships. 


This program is also available as a Dual Degree Option. This allows you to earn 2 master's degrees with minimal additional cost and effort. In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). Upon completion, you will be awarded a Master of Science in Public Health Management degree by the university. 

Therefore, upon completion of your dual degree program you will have earned the following degrees:

  • MPH - Maternal and Child Health (From James Lind Institute, Switzerland); &
  • M.Sc in Public Health Management (From International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy)

An additional fee applies for the dual degree option is mentioned on our website. 


  • Usually, a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent recognized academic title is required for applying. If you do not have one, contact us to discuss your case. A full list of eligibility criteria is available on our website here.
  • English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or equivalent) taken within the last 2 years may be required. You may be exempt if you are a native English speaker if you have completed your schooling/prior degree in the English language, or you have worked for at least two years in a setting where English is the primary language used. 


Our application is very simple:

Step 1: Complete the application form

Step 2: Ensure any documents requested are submitted

Step 3: Pay the fee if the application is approved


Documents Required

  • Copy of highest qualification (e.g. degree certificate)
  • Copy of transcripts/marks sheets
  • Proof of identity/citizenship e.g. copy of passport or national ID card
  • Scanned passport size photo
  • English language test results (if applicable)



Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals work in healthcare set-ups that are focused primarily on the care of mothers and children. The support that the MCH professionals provide is a part of the broader delivery of public health through community health delivery system. Within the community healthcare set-up, MCH professionals assume significant responsibilities to maintain and enhance the quality of care that is being provided to mothers and children.

It is not only the technical skills that are required in being successful as an MCH professional. As is true for many other branches of public health, MCH professionals are required to be skilled communicators, active listeners, and have high Emotional Quotient (EQ). These attributes are a mix of innate personality and high-quality training that exposes the MCH professionals to the required behaviors needed to be successful in their roles. MCH specialists are expected to engage in outreach programs, education and training related activities, social services, immunization and related programs, maternity-related activities among many others.

The JLI Dual Degree MPH with a specialization in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is designed to suit healthcare professionals or fresh graduates who aspire to work in MCH. The program curriculum provides the opportunity for the students to learn about the fundamentals of MCH and the application of MCH skills in healthcare delivery.

Job Outlook


Career Opportunities

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) is one of the most important and busy areas of community healthcare delivery and it continues to grow as the population of the world grows. Career options for MCH specialists exist within both pubic and private healthcare set-ups as well as in other organizations such as governments, non-governmental organizations, charities, academia, and research organizations. With a Master of Science in Public Health (MPH) and a specialized MPH in Maternal and Child Health, our students receive strong interest from such organizations across the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 16% increase in community health workers to be employed between 2016 through 2026.


When you choose our Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH), you can:

  • Establish Credibility
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Stay Current and Relevant

To know more about this and our other programs, visit our website here: Website

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Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

JLI is an international educational institution with its main campus in Switzerland. We prepare our students for careers in public health, health administration, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical rese ... Read More

JLI is an international educational institution with its main campus in Switzerland. We prepare our students for careers in public health, health administration, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, clinical sciences, agriculture, and business management. Read less