Applicants for admission into the DCH programme should meet the following requirements:

  1. A Diploma or Degree in a Health profession or an equivalent qualification that is recognized by Moi University.

  2. Three (3) years relevant working experience.

  3. Competence in written and spoken English.

  4. Preferably less than 45 years of age.

Duration of Diploma Programmes: The programme will take 12 months and will cover 40 units, which are distributed within three (3) terms. The programme is competence based, and the courses are organized in a logical, sequential order to facilitate the process of learning. The students will be required to undertake an elective course and a research project, which will require close supervision by experienced practitioners and researchers. The course will be implemented using the modular approach and innovative teaching/learning methods.


All candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health in the School of Public Health must satisfy the following requirements: -

  1. They must satisfy common University regulations on admission.

  2. In addition, candidates must obtain at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined from one of the following subject clusters drawn from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education structure:

    • Mathematics or Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • English/Kiswahili
  3. Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by Moi University Senate may also be considered.

  4. Candidates with Ordinary or Higher Diploma in Environmental Health from recognized institutions and who fulfil all other University entrance requirements may be considered for admission, provided the Faculty of Health Sciences Board recommends and the Senate approves it. Such candidates must have a minimum of credit pass in ordinary Diploma programme.

Duration of Undergraduate Programmes: The programme shall normally be four years.


The common regulations and requirements for Masters degrees of Moi University shall apply. In addition, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements.

  1. Hold a First Class or Second Class Upper/Lower Division degree of Moi University or its equivalent from any University or Institution recognized by the Moi University Senate.

  2. The basic degree should be in the discipline that is relevant to the applicant's area of specialization, including Biological, Social and Health Sciences or other closely allied disciplines.

  3. In addition, candidates must have at least 2 years of relevant work experience.

Duration of M.Phil Programmes: The duration of the programme shall be a minimum of two (2) academic years of full time study. An academic year is divided into two Semesters, each comprising 16 weeks. The programme shall be by coursework, examination and Thesis. The coursework will be covered during the first year of study while research and thesis will be undertaken in the second year of study.




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