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Master's programs in public health

The following graduate programs may be of interest if you're preparing for a career in public health. Most offer a meaningful practicum in a public health work context and address the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada. (Some programs do not include a practicum.)

Although not all of the programs listed meet the Guidelines for Master's of Public Health (MPH) Programs in Canada or use the MPH designation, they all include sufficient and relevant public health content.

Note: This information is a guide only. For more information, please refer to each university's website.

Programs that include a practicum

University

Program

Areas of concentration

Dalhousie University

Master of Health AdministrationExternal Link

  • Public and community health administration

Lakehead University

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Gerontology
  • Nursing
  • Health studies

McMaster University

Master of Science in NursingExternal Link

  • Nursing

McGill University

Master's of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Public and Population Health
  • Environmental Health

Memorial University

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Applied health services research

Queen's University

Master of Public HealthExternal Link
  • Public Health

Simon Fraser University

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Population Health Science Concentration
  • Global Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Inequities and Health

Simon Fraser University

Diploma in Global HealthExternal Link

  • Global health

Université de Montréal

Maîtrise en santé
communautaire
External Link

  • Épidémiologie
  • Biostatistique
  • Santé publique
  • Prévention des maladies
  • Promotion de la santé

Université de Montréal

Maîtrise en santé publique vétérinaireExternal Link(available in French only)

  • Maîtrise en santé publique vétérinaire

Université Laval

Maîtrise en science de la santéExternal Link

  • Épidémiologie
  • Santé communautaire

University of Alberta

Master of Public Health or Master in ScienceExternal Link

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Health policy and management
  • Health technology assessment
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Public health leadership
  • Quantitative methods
  • Health promotion

University of Calgary

Master of Community MedicineExternal Link

  • For community medicine residents

University of Guelph

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Epidemiology, infectious disease

University of Manitoba

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Multiple streams (see website for more information)

University of Saskatchewan

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Health Services Administration
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences

University of Toronto

Master of Health SciencesExternal Link

  • Community nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Family and community medicine
  • Health promotion
  • Occupational and environmental health

University of Victoria

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Indigenous Peoples' Health
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Social Policy

University of Waterloo

Master of Public HealthExternal Link

  • Sociobehavioural sciences

University of Western Ontario

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Population Epidemiology
  • Biostatistcs
  • Clinical Epidemiology

Programs that do not include a practicum

University

Program

Areas of concentration

Brock University

Master of Arts/ Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Health sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Health and physical education
  • Community health

Dalhousie University

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Community health
  • Epidemiology

McGill

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics

McMaster University

Master of Science in Health Research MethodologyExternal Link

  • Health research methodology
  • Public and population health
  • Biostatistics

Memorial University

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Clinical epidemiology

Memorial University

Master of Science in NursingExternal Link

  • Nursing

Queen's University

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Epidemiology and population health
  • Health services and policy research
  • Clinical epidemiology

University of Alberta

Master of Public Health or Master in ScienceExternal Link

  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Environmental health sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Health policy research
  • Occupational health
  • Population health

University of British Columbia

Master of Health in ScienceExternal Link

  • Public and occupational health
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Research methodology

University of Calgary

Master of Science in Community Health SciencesExternal Link

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Hospital epidemiology
  • Health research

University of Guelph

Master of Science in Population HealthExternal Link

  • Epidemiology
  • Health management

University of Manitoba

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Numerous, please see website for more information

Université de Montréal

Santé publique vétérinaireExternal Link

  • Microprogrammes en santé publique vétérinaire - Interface animal, homme, environnement et santé
  • Microprogrammes en santé publique vétérinaire - Interventions en santé publique vétérinaire

University of Northern British Columbia

Master of Science, Community HealthExternal Link

  • Health in Northern, Remote and First Nations Communities
  • General stream
  • Nursing stream

University of Ottawa

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Epidemiology
  • Community Medicine

University of Waterloo

Master of ScienceExternal Link

  • Biohealth
  • Health behaviour
  • Gerontology