I'm a student studying my final year of BAMS , I wanted to pursue an MPH (masters of Public Health). Are we eligible for this to apply for any abroad University or especially canada?

Asked by Meghana about 2 years ago

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Rashmi Mehrotra

Rashmi Mehrotra

J.P. Morgan || LSR’ 19

Hey Meghna. Hope you’re doing good!

If you are thinking about pursuing MPH (Masters in Public Health), it is wise to consider the best universities whose degree would be of the most value. Since you are considering Canada as a priority based option, you must check out the complete eligibility criteria required for applying to the top-rated universities in Canada. I don’t have much knowledge if you as a BAMS student can apply or not, but you can check out the general eligibility criterion set out by universities for international students who wish to pursue MPH.

Eligibility for MPH for Abroad Universities 

  • You must have 10+2+4 years of education
  • A bachelor's in Science with 75% is mandatory in streams like Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics etc.
  • A test score of GRE is also an important criterion. You need to make sure that the GRE score should not be older than 2 years.
  • If by any chance, you have 1 or more year gaps, you must provide proof of work experience (if any) or study certificate undertaken.
    This is the standard eligibility criteria and you need to check if you fulfil the requirements. I hope that was beneficial for you. Shoot in if you have any more doubts and I’ll try to be of help as much as I can. 



Yes, it is possible for students with a background in Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) to pursue a Master's in Public Health (MPH) abroad, including in Canada. However, eligibility criteria may vary among universities, so it's important to research specific requirements for the institutions and programs you are interested in.

Here are some general steps you can take:

  1. Research Programs: Look for MPH programs in Canada that align with your interests and career goals. Check the admission requirements and prerequisites for each program.
  2. Educational Equivalency: Some universities may require you to provide evidence of educational equivalency. This could involve having your BAMS degree evaluated to determine its equivalence to Canadian educational standards. Organizations like the World Education Services (WES) often provide credential evaluation services.
  3. Language Proficiency: Most Canadian universities will require proof of English proficiency through exams like IELTS or TOEFL. Ensure that you meet the language requirements for your chosen program.
  4. Relevant Experience: Some MPH programs may prefer or require relevant work experience in public health or a related field. Check the admission criteria to see if you need to gain experience before applying.
  5. Entrance Exams: Check if the program you are interested in requires standardized tests such as the GRE. Prepare for and take these exams if necessary.
  6. Application Process: Follow the application procedures of the universities you're applying to. This usually involves submitting transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and other relevant documents.
  7. Visa Requirements: Once admitted, you will need to fulfill visa requirements. Ensure that you have all necessary documentation and meet the immigration requirements for studying in Canada.

It's advisable to contact the admissions offices of the specific universities you are interested in to get accurate and up-to-date information. Additionally, consulting with an educational advisor or reaching out to the public health department of the universities can provide valuable guidance personalised to your situation.


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