Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    Admission Policy

    Health Services Academy Islamabad offers admissions in doctoral, undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines. Admissions to different programs are offered in fall and spring semesters (twice a year) i.e. in Dec – Jan and July – Aug. There is no arbitrary age limit for the applicants. The institution is open to all persons of either gender and of any religion, color, creed, class or domicile who are academically qualified for the courses of studies offered by the Health Services Academy Islamabad. International students are encouraged to apply.

    Admissions are based on

    Past Academic Record
    Performance in Admission Test
    Interview (If Required)

    PhD in Public Health (03 years)

    ProgramPhD Eligibility
    PhD in Public Health (03 years)Minimum CGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0 in Semester System) in MPhil/MS Public Health/MPH and Allied Health Discipline/FSPS or Equivalent
    PhD Selection Criteria:

    The allocation for determining merit shall be as follows:

    • Selection will be based on Qualification/academic record, Entry test, and Interviews. The assigned weightings would be: previous academic record 30%; Test 35%; Interview 35%;
    • Statement of Purpose (Two pager)
    • Interview on Research Topic
    • GRE/GAT Subject having minimum 70% marks, if international 60% marks would be acceptable)

    1. Qualification
    2. Before admission into a Ph.D. program, the student shall have been awarded an MS/MPhil or equivalent degree as described in this policy.

    OR

    1. Students pursuing MS/MPhil studies and interested in continuing to PhD may be granted provisional admission upon satisfaction with the Admission Committee regarding the Statement of Purpose and students’ commitment to the Ph.D. program if confirmation of the admission shall be subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions within a period of one year from the date of provisional admission:
    2. Award of MS/MPhil degree, as prescribed in this policy.

    b. Clearance of the admission test, as prescribed in this policy

    Indra-disciplinary Qualifications

    Consistent with best practices internationally (including leading global universities), intradisciplinary admissions may only be allowed, if:

    1. The applicant has a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in a different discipline.
    2. The applicant has passed GRE-Subject/Equivalent Test6 with a minimum of 50% marks in the discipline of admission and has taken 6-9 CH of deficiency courses of level 7.

    iii. The admission committee is satisfied that the applicant’s knowledge of the primary area (level 7) has sufficiently prepared him or her to undertake the course of study of the doctoral program (or, in the opinion of the admissions committee, the preparation can be deemed satisfactory by taking a few additional courses after starting the program).

    1. 3. Eligibility Criteria – CGPA
    2. a) For admission in Ph.D. programs, a minimum CGPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0 in the semester system7) or 60% (in the annual system) in the MS/MPhil/equivalent degree in Public Health and Allied Health Sciences being considered for admission, is required, whether such degree was obtained from Pakistani or foreign universities.
    3. b) If the CGPA/Percentage is not mentioned on the transcript, the candidate must produce equivalent weightage from the parent university.
    4. c) The students who have strong demonstrated interest in obtaining a Ph.D. degree, but whose CGPA is below 3.00 (out of 4.0 in the semester system) or 60% marks (in the annual system) in the most recent degree obtained, may be admitted to a Ph.D. program after fulfilling the following requirements:
    5. Shall study additional courses of 9-12 CH of level 7 taking a zero semester at admission awarding university/HEI/DAI and score a minimum 3.00 out of 4.00 GPA, and
    6. The admission committee is satisfied that the applicant’s knowledge of the primary area (level 7) has sufficiently prepared him or her to undertake the course of studies of the doctoral program.

    iii. These requirements shall be in addition to any other requirements set in this policy for admission to a Ph.D. program.

    1. Admission Test
    2. a) HSA will conduct the test equivalent to GRE/HAT General developed at the HSA. The passing score of 60%.
    3. 5. Statement of Purpose

    Applicants shall be required to submit a statement of purpose, which shall form an integral part of the application. The admissions committee shall use the information provided to ascertain the preparedness and interest of the candidate in pursuing doctoral studies, and whether the department has the requisite resources to train and supervise the doctoral candidate in the subspecialty in which the applicant is interested. A statement of purpose shall, at least, include the following:

    1. Title of the potential research proposal
    2. Clear articulation of the current understanding of the intended field and ideas for potential research

    iii. Explanation of the intended impact of the proposed research

    1. The prospective candidates shall demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for the area of research.

    Master of Science in Public Health (02 Years)

    Master of Science in Public Health (02 Years)
    MSPH Eligibility:

    Eligibility & Selection Criteria (As per Approved)

    • MBBS, BDS, MD, DVM, Pharm-D
    • Master in Business Administration
    • Master in Epidemiology

    BS/Equivalent, 16 years of Education in:

    • BS Public Health
    • BS Paramedics,
    • BS Physiotherapy/DPT
    • BS Social Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology)
    • BS Environmental Sciences
    • BS Nutrition and Dietetics/Equivalent
    • BS in Allied Health Related Disciplines
    • BS Nursing 04 years / Post RN BSN (02 years)

    after RN, RM/post basic diploma in specialty (valid registration of all professional qualifications with PNC

    The candidate with 16 years qualification in any discipline other than above mentioned may also apply in MSPH program provided that they possess a minimum 02 years of professional experience in Public Health areas MSPH Selection Criteria:

    • Test & Interview

    The allocation of marks for determining merit shall be as follows:

    • Marks for written test (40 or 50) & for interview 10 (if conducted)
    • Marks for previous Academic Record as Presented below:
    S.No.ClassMax Marks
    AF.Sc.15
    BB.Sc.17
    CM.Sc. Annual/Semester18
    DBS (Hons) & all other 4-5 years degree35
     Total: (A+B+C=50 & A+D=50)

    Undergraduate BS Programmes

    ProgrammeEligibility and Selection Criteria: (as per approved HEC criteria)
    Bachelor of Science in Public Health (04 years) (BSPH)F.Sc./FA and equivalent with minimum 50% and above marks
    Result awaiting can also apply; provided they furnish a hope certificate from the respective institution.
    Bachelor of Science in Health Economics and Management (04 years) (BS HEM)F.Sc./FA and equivalent with minimum 50% and above marks
    Result awaiting can also apply; provided they furnish a hope certificate from the respective institution
    Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (04 years) (BSM)F.Sc. and equivalent with minimum 50% and above marks.
    Only Female Candidates can Apply
    Result awaiting can also apply; provided they furnish a hope certificate from the respective institution
    Selection Criteria of Undergraduate ProgrammesCandidates are required to appear in departmental admission test/ Undergraduate Studies Admission Test (USAT) and have to obtain at least 50% marks in admission test.

    Admission Schedule Spring 2023-2024

     Health Services Academy, Islamabad 

    Admission Schedule Spring 2022

     

    Spring# Semester 2022-2023 (Passed)
    1First AnnouncementSunday 25th September 2022 (Passed)
    2Last Date for Submission of AdmissionSaturday 22nd October 2022 (Passed)
    3Admission TestSunday 6th November 2022 (Passed)
    4Announcement of First Merit ListMonday 7th November 2022 (Passed)
    5Last Day of Fee Submission First ListWednesday 30th November 2022 (Passed)
    6Announcement of Second Merit ListMonday 1st December 2022 (Passed)
    7Last Day of Fee Submission Second ListFriday 16th December 2022 (Passed)
    8Semester StartMonday 23rd January 2023 (Passed)

    Diplomas

    DiplomasEligibility Criteria
    Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Management (01 Year)

    Basic Qualifications
    The candidate should possess one of the following qualifications or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or accrediting body.

    • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
    • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
    • B. Pharmacy (Bachelor’s in Pharmacy)/ D. Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy) or M. Pharmacy (Master’s in Pharmacy)
    • BSc Nursing (Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing)
    • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
    • Master’s Degree in a relevant subject such as Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Human Nutrition, Microbiology, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health Engineering, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.
    • Or any other relevant qualification

    Work Experience

    The candidate should preferably have one years of full-time work experience (in the case of medical doctors, after the house job) in public health-related fields in either the private sector or the public sector, including the armed forces.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Entomology and disease Vector Control (MEDVC) (01 Year)

    The candidate should possess one of the following qualifications or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or accrediting body.

    • M.Sc./BSc. Degree in Biology/Zoology/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Environmental Health sciences/ Agriculture Entomology and Pharmacy / Nursing
    • Or any other relevant qualification
    • MBBS/DVM/D. Pharmacy

    Relevant MS/M.Sc./BSc. Degree (In Biological and Bio Medical Sciences)

    Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Health Economics (01 Year)

    The candidate should possess one of the following qualifications or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or accrediting body.

    • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
    • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
    • B. Pharmacy (Bachelor’s in Pharmacy)/ D. Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy) or M. Pharmacy (Master’s in Pharmacy)
    • BSc Nursing (Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing)
    • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
    • Or any other relevant qualification

    The Program is also intended for student having Master and/or 04 years BA/B.Sc. degree with 2.5 CGPA out of 4.0 or equivalent in any field such as Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Human Nutrition, Microbiology, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Engineering, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.

    Diploma in Family Medicine (01 Year)
    • M.B.B.S from a P.M.C recognized medical college
    • Valid P.M.C registration
    • One-year House Job in a P.M.C recognized training
    • Or any other relevant qualification

    Clinical experience of working in public or private primary health care facility will be preferred.

    Diploma in Public Health (01 Year)

    Diploma in Public Human Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (01 year)

    Basic Qualifications
    The candidate should possess one of the following qualifications or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or accrediting body.

    • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
    • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
    • B. Pharmacy (Bachelor’s in Pharmacy)/ D. Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy) or M. Pharmacy (Master’s in Pharmacy)
    • BSc Nursing (Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing)
    • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
    • Master’s Degree in a relevant subject such as Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Human Nutrition, Microbiology, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health Engineering, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.
    • Or any other relevant qualification

    Work Experience

    The candidate should preferably have one years of full-time work experience (in the case of medical doctors, after the house job) in public health-related fields in either the private sector or the public sector, including the armed forces. For students performing extra-ordinary during viva/interviews, the admission committee can waive off the experience

    Diploma in Clinical Nutrition (01 year)Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, food or any similar field from a recognized university.
    Diploma in Disaster Management (DDM) (01 year)
    • MBBS/BDS or 16 years of education in Health & Allied Sciences Discipline like MBBS, BDS. Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal/Plant sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Commerce, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Economics, Home Economics, Geology, Mass Communication, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Management Sciences etc.
    • Or any other relevant qualification
    • Have Computer literacy.
    Diploma in Professional HRM in Healthcare (16 weeks)Minimum 16 years of education from HEC recognized university. Or any other relevant qualification.
    Diploma in Healthcare Administration (24 weeks)
    • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
    • BS (Bachelor of Science in Business related subjects)
    • MBA (Masters of Business Administration)
    • MA/Msc (any subject with at least two years’ experience in HR related area in any health care organization)
    • MBBS (holding HR/Administrative portfolio in any healthcare facility or running own health care facility)
    Diploma in GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis (06 Months)Minimum 16 years of education from HEC recognized university. Or any other relevant qualification.

    FCPS Community Medicine Part-II

    Training ProgramEligibility & Selection Criteria (as per approved HEC criteria)
    FCPS Community Medicine Part – IIFCPS Part – I Community Medicine qualified.
    • Submission of application forms is Monday, 17th 2022.
    • Admission form is available on HSA website www.hsa.edu.pk. Candidates are required to apply online, no paper copy will be entertained. Applicants are advised to upload all required documents, uploading of irrelevant document shall leads towards the cancellation of candidature.
    • Incomplete applications will not be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be called for test/interviews.
    • No TA/DA is admissible for appearing in the test/interview.
    • Foreign students are encouraged to apply
    • Government employees can send their applications in advance. However, they are advised to complete formal process of NOC from their departments in order to enroll in the course.
    • The applicants are advised to confirm eligibility before online processing of admission form. Admission will be cancelled without any refund at any stage if a candidate/student is found ineligible as per advertisement OR any degree / certificate proves to be fake / unrecognized.

    Registrar

    • Health Services Academy, PM Health Complex, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad