A diverse student body with numerous opportunities

Arrivée des auditeurs au forum d'inscription et d'orientation.The specialized Master's program in public health, accredited by the Conférence des grandes écoles (CGE), can attest to expertise in a broad range of disciplines:

  • The history of public health, its determinants, its models, and its ethical foundation (justice, inequalities, individual and collective responsibility ...)
  • Modern epidemiology: measuring risk, different types of epidemiological studies, detecting the most common sources of bias
  • Statistical tools for analyzing biomedical data: describing variables, testing hypotheses, comparing groups, predictive models, multivariate analyses
  • Basic concepts in micro- and macro-economics, law, sociology, and their application in the field of public health
  • The building blocks of health policies: fundamental components and differences between national health systems
  • Quantitative evaluation of health risks linked to various factors: environmental and occupational hazards, diet, health products, industrial facilities, lifestyle.

    The Master's program includes a core curriculum (25 ECTS) and a specialization (20 ECTS) in one of four subject areas:

Coursework is complemented by an internship and Master's thesis (30 ECTS for both).  For students coming from a professional milieu, the internship can take place at their usual workplace.  


For students who so wish, the Master's program can be completed over 2 years: the core curriculum in the 1st year, and the specialization in the 2nd year.

An education at the Pasteur/Cnam School of Public Health promotes interaction and mobility among new practitioners of public health who share the field, if in different capacities.  The breadth of coursework is matched by the diversity of the student body, which consists of professionals and students already advanced in their education goals. 

Among the possible professional outcomes, one may find:   

  • public health research : epidemiology, biostatistics, statistical modeling, health economics, sociology ...
  • applied epidemiology and risk analysis
  • insurance, risk management and health standards (consumer products, food, the environment)
  • planning, executing, and evaluating health policies
  • accreditation, inspection, and safety audits (setting standards, certification ...)
  • health and social policies (maternal and child health, school-based health programs, screening and vaccination programs, health education ...)
  • public health communication
  • strategies health and safety in the workplace