Program overview

Among graduate programs offered in Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, the master program in Public Health is the largest in terms of programs and number of students enrolled. It offers twelve majoring within the public health field namely:

  • Field Epidemiology/ Training Program
  • Health Promotion and Behavior
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Nutrition
  • Health service management
  • Hospital management
  • Health financing and insurance
  • Drug policy and management
  • Health Information System
  • Environmental health
  • Occupational health, and
  • International Master Program in International Health

The program aims to produce graduates who have leadership capacity in public health, to develop new concepts and theories through research for public health development, to implement public health development, to implement public health principles in advocacy and health policy at the national and global settings.

Implementation research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them, and is particularly useful in low- and middle- income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most. Special Program in Implementation Research on Tropical Diseases is two years international master program that was started in 2014 and taught in English. This program is embedded under International Master Program in International Health. The goal of this scheme is to enhance postgraduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle- income countries. Prospective students from Asia and West Pacific Regions can apply for a scholarship from the WHO TDR.

 The curriculum is a combination of core curriculum of Public Health Sciences and Tropical Medicine. The core curriculum of Public Health Sciences is in accordance with the Guideline of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). The curriculum for Implementation Research course is similar with the Implementation Research and Practice course offered by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The duration of study varies between 20 – 24 months of full time study. After fulfillment of all requirements, students are awarded Master in Public Health (MPH) degree.



  • Environmental Health (2 credits)
  • NTDs Drugs and Prospective Vaccine (2 credits)
  • Vector and Pest Control (2 credits)
  • Infection Control (2 credits)
  • Public Health Research
  • Epidemiology, Control and Management of Tropical Diseases (2 credits)
  • PH Advocacy and Communication (2 credits)
  • Surveillance to Measure the Burden of NCDs (2 credits – elective)
  • Academic Writing (2 credits – elective)
  • Thesis (8 credits)