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James Lind Institute - Switzerland Master of Public Health (MPH) – Mental and Behavioral Health
James Lind Institute - Switzerland

Master of Public Health (MPH) – Mental and Behavioral Health

Geneva, Switzerland

18 Months


Full time, Part time

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EUR 5,500 / per semester *

Distance Learning

* tuition assistance & instalment payment plans available for applicants from low income countries


Mental and behavioral health issues constitute a spectrum of health challenges affecting all levels of the social strata. The COVID-19 pandemic has sensitized populations to diverse mental health issues potentially due to direct biological effects as well as major psychosocial and economic consequences of the pandemic.

Recognizing and addressing mental health issues at the primary health care level is a major need globally. The James Lind Institute MPH with Mental and Behavioral Health (MBH) specialization trains students to promote mental and behavioral health through an interdisciplinary and holistic health approach. The focus is to promote, secure, and improve the mental health of individuals, communities, and populations using focused, evidence-based, and tailored public health strategies.

The standard of care for mental illness is always provided by licensed clinicians trained in medicine and mental health. However, it is increasingly being recognized that a team of professionals with skills and knowledge about public health strategies for mental health creates a much more conducive environment for better therapeutic outcomes and rehabilitation. In addition, a public health approach towards mental health practice benefits societies by way of better policies, general public awareness, removing taboos, and building a favorable environment for rehabilitation and productivity.

The MPH in Mental and Behavioural Health will help you acquire skills necessary for approaching mental and behavioral health prevention, promotion, and research through focussed, holistic, and culturally relevant strategies.

EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

James Lind Institute is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Swiss Federal Government
  • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
  • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
  • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)

Swiss Higher Education Institution

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.

International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy

JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor's, master's, and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognized by the Ministry of Education, University, and Research in Italy.

International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

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



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