Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology Public Health

By | April 18, 2019

Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture And Technology Public Health, The school was established in September 2013. It was set-up as a constituent school of the College of Health Sciences (COHES). The school focuses on community outreach, multidisciplinary research, health education and practice. This is to create the much needed solutions to present and emerging public health challenges. The focus is not limited to Kenya but also covers other countries around the world.

The School collaborates with a number of regional and international institutions in Teaching, Research, and Extensions Services. The current collaborators include Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya Red Cross and Cardiff Metropolitan University – Wales United Kingdom. The School has highly qualified and motivated academic and administrative staff working towards the school mission.

Our staff are experienced experts in a range of areas. This include: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Pollution, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Health Economics Disease Surveillance, Family and Reproductive Health and Social and Behavioral Science.


To be a lead school in developing, disseminating and applying knowledge to prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of the public through education, multidisciplinary research and service to communities.


To provide quality education, research, service, and leadership to improve public health

Strategic Objectives 

  • To educate and prepare the next generation of researchers, teachers, and practitioners to effectively meet the public health-related needs of individuals and communities.
  • To conduct, disseminate, and translate research to advance knowledge and health in Kenya and worldwide.
  • To improve the health of Kenyans and beyond through community-focused and participatory initiatives.
  • To enhance the performance of public health managers and their organizations through application of the principles of public health law, health policy development.
  • To engage in collaborations and partnerships to identify health issues and advocate for, disseminate and implement public health policies and practices based on evidence.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (As Below)

Minimum Entry Requirement:

Master’s degree in relevant area.

Master of Science (MSc) Programmes – 2 Years

Minimum Entry Requirements:

University degree with Upper Second-Class Honours in the respective discipline from a University recognised by JKUAT Senate.

Or University degree with Lower Second-Class Honours in the respective discipline plus acceptable evidence of research ability or academic work recognised by JKUAT Senate.

Msc. Degree Options:

  • Epidemiology
  • International Health
  • Public Health

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Programmes – 4 Years

BSc. in Public Health

Minimum Entry requirements:

KCSE Mean Grade C+ with C in Biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry, C- in English/Swahili and C- in Maths/ Physics,

Or K.A.C.E.  2 relevant Principal  passes

Or Diploma or HND in Environmental Health, Public Health or Community Health.

BSc. in Community Health & Development

Minimum Entry requirements:

KCSE Mean Grade C+ with C+ in Biology/Biological Sciences, C in English/Swahili, and C in any two: Maths , Chemistry or Physics, or Mathematics, physical Science, Geography/Agriculture

Or  K.A.C.E.  2 relevant Principle passes

Or Diploma or HND in Community Health Development, Clinical Medicine, Public Health,  Human Nutrition, Pharmacy.

BSc. in Health Records and Information Management

Minimum Entry requirements:

KCSE Mean Grade of C+. with C in Biology/Biological Sciences, C in English/Swahili,  C in Maths/Mathematics , C in Chemistry/Physics, or Physical Sciences

Or Have a Minimum 2 Principal passes in Mathematics and Biology at A’ Levels.