Its purpose is the development of competencies in the area of public health, in such a way that it allows the student to actively participate in research processes, in the search to generate new knowledge, in technological processes and in the formulation, execution and implementation implementation of public health policies.

The Ten-Year Public Health Plan 2012-2021, recognizes that public health is a commitment framed in equity, justice and social participation, through its priority dimensions (environmental health, healthy life and non-communicable conditions, social coexistence and mental health, food and nutritional security, rights and sexuality, healthy life free of communicable diseases, public health in emergencies and disasters) and its transversal dimensions (differential management of vulnerable populations; and management for institutional strengthening and health services) .

The program has four curricular areas: health education, disciplinary, research and socio-humanistic; developed in four academic semesters.

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Know our rates and dates for the year 2022-1
Inscription: hasta el 18 de noviembre de 2021
Interviews: Hasta el 19 de noviembre de 2021. Deben solicitarse a la Facultad de Medicina desde la inscripción en el teléfono (4) 4440555 ext. 1351 o al correo
Exam: 17 de noviembre de 2021
Publication of results: 22 de noviembre de 2021. La lista definitiva de los admitidos aparecerá en la Web page.
Payment of tuition: Hasta el 12 de diciembre de 2021
Start of classes: 20 de enero de 2022: “Un día con Bienestar”. - 21 de enero de 2022: “Cátedra CES” e inicio de inducción. - 22 de enero de 2022. Continuación de la inducción.
Registration PIN cost: $163.000 COP
Total cost per semester: $9.800.000 COP
*Valores correspondientes a 2021

Documentation required for the registration process:

· Copia del acta de pregrado
· Copia del diploma
· Copia del documento de identidad (ampliado al 150%)
· Foto tamaño 3 x 4 a color, fondo blanco

NOTE: Previous documents or photocopies do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which false information is verified, or that are not fully filled out, will not be considered.

You will not be able to carry out the interview if you come to it without the minimum required documentation .

Program coordinator
Doris Cardona Arango
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1445

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Administrative assistant
Sandra Milena Cadavid Zapata
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1351

of the applicant

Our applicant is a leader of projects and research teams oriented to new knowledge.

Why choose
this program

We have professional experience in our programs. Learn about the advantages of studying with us.

of egress

Our graduates are able to use research to solve problems.

Our applicants have an ethical, innovative and sensitive attitude to the problems of the populations, with clear objectives and goals, which allow them to have a holistic vision of the determinants of public health; with capacity of

intercommunication and relationship with other disciplines, which allow the generation of policies, projects and plans that promote the well-being and quality of individual and collective life, and reduce the impact and risks to which they are exposed.

The master's degree promotes the comprehensive training of students with three training objectives:

­ Of Being: to train masters with aptitudes and attitudes oriented to the generation and transmission of scientific and practical knowledge, applicable to individual and collective health, with capacities to manage and negotiate policies in public health.

Knowledge: deliver sufficient knowledge and methodological processes necessary to generate, from the scientific point of view,

proposals that enable continuous improvement of public health.

From Doing: to achieve adequate training in the areas of research, teaching and management in the generation of social programs and public scenarios that allow improving the health and well-being conditions of the community.

Our graduates will be able to perform as:

  • Master / professional in public or private educational entities, in charge of the training of individual or collective health professionals.
  • Director, advisor or member of interdisciplinary teams at the local, regional or national level, responsible for the public health of the populations.
  • Master / professional in charge of the design, implementation and evaluation of public health policies, programs and / or projects.
  • Coordinator and / or advisor of public entities in charge of the inspection, surveillance and control of risks and damages in public health, which seek to improve the quality of life of the population.
  • Advisor on aspects related to the analysis, policy formulation, interventions and evaluation of health situations.
  • Researcher member of interdisciplinary groups and generator of proposals in public health that result in the well-being of communities.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process at our University.


Know the job fields where you can work after graduating from CES University.

and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it requires:

1. Haber presentado las pruebas vigentes que el Estado determine como de obligatorio cumplimiento.
2. Presentar certificado de asistencia a la Cátedra CES.

3. El pago de los derechos de grado, establecidos en los derechos pecuniarios.
4. Haber aprobado el trabajo de grado o investigación.
5. Paz y salvo con la Universidad por todo concepto.

• Area of health promotion and the management of resources of different nature, demonstrating the necessary skills to make a comprehensive approach to health protection issues, from the operational to the political.

• Educational institutions based on training activities to strengthen the public health approach.

• Researcher, which allows you to access the different health research activities that take place in the private sector, academic spaces or in public administration.

For financing we have agreements with:
Programa de Fortalecimiento Educativo CES
Banco Pichincha
Fondo Sapiencia
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
Fondo Nacional del Ahorro (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:

Public entities

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Our teachers

Exchange from
another university

You chose us for your exchange, find out about the process and the requirements to meet. Plus

Exchange towards
another university

Live the experience of expanding your knowledge in Colombia or the world. Plus

Cultural academic internships

We open the doors of the world for you to complement your academic training with us. Plus

keep it going

Keep your knowledge updated to enhance your professional profile. Plus


We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. Plus

Discounts with
entities in agreement

These are the economic benefits that we have with different companies and organizations. Plus

of languages

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Legal information of the program

Program name:
Master of Public Health


Program modality:
Presencial – Investigación

SNIES code:

Program type:

Qualified Registration:
Resolución 21931 de noviembre 22 de 2016


Title awarded:
Magíster en Salud Pública

2 años (4 semestres)

Total cost per semester:
$9.800.000 COP

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