Public Health (MPH)

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Master of Public Health

  • Experiential learning
  • Online component
  • Main Campus

Delivered in an exclusively online format, the Master of Public Health (MPH) program will train future public health specialists at the graduate level. The MPH program is tailored to meet the needs of public health professionals, health practitioners and recent post-graduate students to enhance their theoretical and applied knowledge through online courses and a practicum. The curriculum is built on the cornerstone of identifying the interdisciplinary elements required to design, implement and effectively manage public health systems.

Entry Point:

  • September


  • Full-time – 3 terms (1 year)
  • Part-time – up to 4 years

Optional specialization:

  • Health Information Management

Acceleration into MBA option

MPH graduates who have completed the requirements outlined in the graduate calendar are eligible to apply to the accelerated MBA program.  This option allows the MBA degree to be completed full-time in as few as eight months (or 12 months with an optional Spring/Summer co-op). The accelerated MBA with advanced standing can also be completed part-time, with a three-year maximum program length.

Application deadline:

  • February 1

Applications are accepted until the program is full. Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact us for more details.

Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Two references (one academic and one health professional) are required.
    • A statement of intent, no more than 750 words in length, in which applicants indicate their relevant background experience in Public Health, how the MPH degree will facilitate the applicants career aspirations, where the applicant plans on living while completing the MPH online, and what health organization the applicant would have access to where the applicant envisions completing their practicum.
    • An updated CV/resume outlining recent and relevant work and volunteer experience

Career outcomes

  • Public health unit officers
  • Government ministries and agencies representatives
  • Community health centres
  • Long term care facility managers
  • Social service and private sector organizations
  • Health educators and planners
  • Health integration networks