PhD in Public Health

About the PhD in Public Health

Public health in Pakistan is a need for the country where issues related to social and behavioral sciences, essential nutrition, policy issues, and health communication have been highly neglected. DUHS offers a Ph.D. program in Public Health at the School of Public Health (SPH). SPH’s academic activities involve not only the essential public health disciplines of biostatistics and epidemiology but also includes social and behavioral sciences, health policy and management, and nutritional sciences, where SPH is a pioneering School to offer such programs, with qualified faculty.

The Ph.D. program in Public Health is designed to equip researchers and future leaders of healthcare with a profound understanding of the high prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases in our community. By obtaining a doctorate in Public Health, graduates can gain experience and knowledge to improvise the healthcare sector in Pakistan that needs intellectual and influential leaders.

Admission Process

Every stage of our admissions process is aimed at identifying the aspects of your academic trajectory and personal ambitions

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Program Highlights


3 - 8 years

Type of Study

Full time (Semesters system)

Credit Hours

12 Credit hours each for 2 semesters of coursework
06 credit hours for thesis
Total Credit Hours : 30

Study Hours Distribution

Study per Semester = 16 weeks
Examination = 2 weeks
Semester Break = 2 weeks

Working Days = 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
(except Friday)

Teaching Hours Distribution

Lecture hours/ Facilitation / Self Directed Studies/ Lab training

Assessment of Student

Continuous Internal Assessment = 30 %
Final Examination = 70%
Total = 100%

Teaching Institution

School of Postgraduate Studies

Degree Awarding Institution

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Alumni Success stories

The Alumni Success Stories below highlight just a few of our almost 9000 remarkable graduates who represent Benchmark's legacy. We are proud of them, their achievements.

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