Integrated MSc & PhD in Health Informatics

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Integrated MSc & PhD in Health Informatics


Duration: 2 Year(s)

Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Course TypeIntegrated (Dual Degree)

Course Specialty

Health Informatics


Indian Institute of Public Health


    The MSc & PhD (Health Informatics) programme is jointly conducted by PHFI and AcSIR and degrees are awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) since 2013. Health Informatics has tremendous promise in improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality, and safety of health care service systems. General purpose information technology solutions are usually inadequate for specialized needs of the health sector. The scope of health informatics is very wide as there are a variety of emerging new technologies that need to be understood, adapted, and validated for use in health systems and then managed for continuous improvement. The programme provides exposure to participants to the best in health care and technology based on research and innovations on one platform for students across India and South Asia.

    Masters in Health Informatics:

    The MSc program in Health Informatics is an intensive 2 year, full me program focusing on applications of Informatics and Technologies in Public Health. A total of 4 semesters will be completed in 24 months with each semester spanning 6 months. The first three semesters include class room and lab based face to face teaching and the final semester includes 6 months of thesis cum internship. The student needs to complete 9 compulsory core courses (modules), 6 elective courses (modules) in 18 months and submit an internship completion certificate to be awarded the MSc degree.

    PhD in Health Informatics:

    The students who complete the Master's program with a CGPA of 8 and above will be eligible for the PhD program. A formal application needs to be submitted which will be screened & enrolment will be finalized by the PhD screening committee. The PhD program is of minimum 3 years, full me and project based. The research topic for PhD will be developed under the guidance of mentors from PHFI and AcSIR. The students are free to choose any topic of their interest ranging from basic sciences to community based studies. The student can be allocated to any of the CSIR Labs participating in the collaborative program on mutual consent.

Admission Intake


Fee (INR):

200000 (Annual)

Stipend (INR):



Hostel Facility




    • Bachelor's degree, in any science discipline under the 10+2+3 system. Preference will be given to candidates with working experience in health care and information technology.
    • All applicants should have basic computing skills and proficiency in English.

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Process:

    All candidates should submit the application form for the Integrated MSc & PhD program in the prescribed format, which can be downloaded from PHFI website. The application consists of registration form, proof of academic credentials, work experience, contact details of 2 referees (academic and/or professional) and a statement of purpose. The application will be short-listed based on their academic qualifications, relevant experience and statement of purpose. This will be followed by an interview. The selection of candidates will be executed by a specially constituted screening committee represented by Public Health Foundation of India and Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research. The final selection of the candidate for MSc is based on qualifications, relevant experience, statement of purpose and interview.

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