Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences MPH

Master of Public Health​

Program Description

The MPH degree is designed to prepare the next generation of public health professionals and is aimed at students interested in professional and/or research careers in the community, academic, public, or private sectors. Applicants apply and may be admitted to one of the following fields:

  • Epidemiology

  • Family and Community Medicine

  • Indigenous Health

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

 

Field: Epidemiology

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-co​urse equivalents (FCEs) as follows.

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL 5401H and CHL 5402H

    • 1.0 FCE in biostatistics: CHL 5201H and CHL 5202H

    • 1.5 FCEs in epidemiology: CHL 5405H Health Trends and Surveillance, CHL 5418H Scientific Overview in Epidemiology, CHL 5426H Population Perspectives for Epidemiology

    • 0.5 FCE in public health policy: CHL 5300H

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Family and Community Medicine

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-co​urse equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5601H Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5603Y Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5607H and CHL 5608H Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5613H Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5605H Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care or an equivalent research course, subject to approval

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Indigenous Health

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL 5220H and CHL 5221H or approved equivalents

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5520H Indigenous Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5521H Indigenous Practicum Preparation

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5130H: Advanced Methods in Indigenous Health Research

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5801H Health Promotion 1 or CHL 5105H Social Determinants of Health

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Nutrition and Dietetics

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below and may be considered for the advanced-standing option.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree in food and nutrition (or equivalent) from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-co​urse equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 2.0 FCEs: CHL 5650H Foundations of Practice I, CHL 5651Y Foundations of Practice II, and CHL 5652H Foundations of Practice III

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5653H Community Nutrition

    • 0.5 FCE: NFS 1484H Advanced Nutrition

    • 0.5 FCE: NFS 1201H Public Health Nutrition

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL 5220H and CHL 5221H

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Nutrition and Dietetics (Advanced-Standing Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below and may be considered for the advanced-standing option.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree in food and nutrition (or equivalent) from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • Membership in a provincial dietetics regulatory body or equivalent in the home country. Those planning to practise in Canada must be eligible for membership in a provincial regulatory body of dietetics.

  • Five years of professional work experience in clinical, community, administrative, or public health dietetics.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • 0.5 FCE: NFS 1201H Public Health Nutrition

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5653H Community Nutrition

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5655H Nutrition and Metabolism for Public Health Nutrition Professionals

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL5220H and CHL 5221H

    • 0.5 FCE to 1.0 FCE practicum placement

    • elective courses.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time advanced standing (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time advanced standing

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Occupational and Environmental Health

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-co​urse equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5904H Perspectives in Occupational Health and Safety—Legal and Social Context

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5912H Industrial Toxicology

    • 0.5 FCE in either CHL 5220H Community Health Appraisal Methods I or CHL 5201H Biostatistics I

    • up to 4.5 FCEs in approved courses related to the student’s area of study

    • minimum 1.0 FCE in a practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students may require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-co​urse equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5801H and CHL 5803H Health Promotion

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5105H Social Determinants of Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5110H Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • 1.5 FCEs in research methods: CHL 5220H and CHL 5221H or approved equivalents, plus one additional course from an approved list of choices

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time