Master of Public Health Management (MPH – Tropical Medicine)


Program Description

JLI Switzerland

The JLI MPH in Tropical Medicine program has been developed for current healthcare professionals and students who aspire to make a career in this important discipline of medicine.

The program is directed towards the skill-building and practice of tropical medicine and community healthcare delivery. This program also provides opportunities for engaging in research through focused projects in the field. There is an emphasis on tropical diseases, infections, surveillance, and informatics in healthcare. JLI has consulted experts in public health and tropical medicine while developing this program and most of the faculty have significant experience in this domain. Not only is there a focus on developing fundamental concepts in tropical medicine, but also exposure to more sophisticated areas of learning such as an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges related to infectious diseases, implementation of evidence-based recommendations for infectious and non-infectious diseases, immunization policy and practice, and several other key areas of knowledge and skills needed by professionals who practice tropical medicine.

This program is also an excellent choice for physicians, nurses, allied healthcare workers, and medical students who have an interest in tropical health.


The Master of Public Health (MPH) - Tropical Medicine 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 Tropical Medicine.

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 Tropical Medicine (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) - Tropical Medicine, 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 - Tropical Medicine (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)



The JLI MPH in Tropical Medicine program is designed in a way so it’s helpful for new graduates as well as healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare workers. After the completion of this program, students are expected to have a thorough understanding of tropical diseases, the causal relationships, and the societal burden of all tropical diseases.  Since most of the tropical diseases are infections or infestations, tropical medicine specialists are expected to have strong knowledge of infectious diseases. 

Besides treatment, there is a strong emphasis on early detection through laboratory testing and thus a good part of tropical medicine jobs are in laboratory areas such as microbiology, virology, etc. Tropical health specialists are also involved in the prevention of tropical infections and this is an excellent career option for those who are passionate about developing smart and innovative solutions for the prevention of infections.

Job Outlook


Career Opportunities

Key roles that students can pursue after completing this program are Tropical Health Specialist

  • Infectious Disease Consultant
  • Healthcare Administrator ( Tropics)
  • NGO Administrator or Manager
  • Immunization Leader or Manager
  • Community healthcare leader


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 Oct 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