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Educational Programs in Public Health

The following post-secondary educational programs may be of interest if you're preparing for a career in public health. All of the undergraduate and graduate programs listed address the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada

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: The following information represents the available post-secondary education related to Public Health, for information on continuing education please visit the PHLearn-Canada database.

Post-Secondary Educational Programs Related to Public Health in Canada
Province/ Territory University School/Faculty Program/Degree
British Columbia Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences
  • BA/BSc in Health Science
  • MPH
  • MSc
  • PhD in Philosophy
  • Graduate Diploma in Global Health
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine – School of Population & Public Health
  • MHA (Health Administration)
  • MHSc
  • MPH
  • MSc – Occupational & Environmental Hygiene
  • MSc – Population & Public Health
  • PhD
  • Residency – Public Health & Preventive Medicine
University of Northern British Columbia School of Health Sciences
  • BHSc
  • MA – Disability Management
  • MSc – Health Sciences
  • PhD Health Sciences
University of Victory Faculty of Human & Social Development – School of Public Health & Social Policy
  • BA in Health and Community Services
  • MPH
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health
Alberta University of Alberta School of Public Health
  • Professional Certificate in Public Health
  • Fellowship in Health System Improvement
  • MPH – Applied Biostatistics OR Environmental Occupational Health OR Epidemiology OR Global Health OR Health Policy and Management OR Health Promotion OR Food Safety
  • MSc – Clinical Epidemiology OR Environmental Health Sciences OR Epidemiology OR General Public Health OR Global Health OR Health Policy Research OR Health Promotion and Socio-behavioural Sciences OR  Occupational Health
  • PhD – Epidemiology OR Health Promotion and Socio-Behavioural Sciences OR Health Services and Policy Research or Public Health
University of Calgary Faculty of Community Health Sciences
  • Master of Disability & Community Studies (MDCS)
  • Master of Community Medicine (MCM)
  • MSc – Biostatistics OR Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Epidemiology OR Health Economics OR Health Services Research OR Medical Education OR Population & Public Health
  • PhD – Biostatistics OR Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Epidemiology OR Health Economics OR Health Services Research OR Medical Education OR Population and Public Health
Concordia University College of Alberta Department of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice
University of Lethbridge Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
Saskatchewan University of Saskatchewan School of Public Health
  • MPH
  • MA/MSc in Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics Program
  • PhD in Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics Program
  • PhD in Epidemiology Collaborative Biostatistics Program
First Nations University of Canada Department of Indigenous Science
  • Bachelor of Health Studies
Manitoba University of Manitoba Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine – Community Health Sciences
  • MPH
  • MSc – Biostatistics
  • PhD
  • Diploma in Population Health (Dip.PH)
Ontario Lakehead University Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Health Sciences
  • MPH (course option)
  • MPH (thesis option)
  • MPH – specialization in Nursing
  • MPH – specialization in Epidemiology
  • MPH – specialization in Gerontology
  • MHSc – specialization in Epidemiology
  • MHSc – specialization in Gerontology
McMaster University

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • MPH
  • MSc – Health Research Methodology
  • MSc – Health Science Education
  • Master of Health Management
  • MSc in Global Health
  • PhD – Health Research Methodology
  • PhD – Health Policy
  • MD Health Research Methodology

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • MSc – Global Health
  • MA – Health & Aging
  • PhD – Health Policy
  • PhD – Health Studies
Queen’s University Department of Kinesiology & Health Studies
  • BAH in Health Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences – Department of Public Health Sciences
  • MPH
  • MSc – Epidemiology
  • MSc – Biostatistics
  • PhD – Epidemiology
University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College – Department of Population Medicine
  • MPH
  • MSc – Epidemiology
  • PhD – Epidemiology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Master of Health Sciences
University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • BA – Health Studies
  • MPH – Epidemiology, Family & Community Medicine, Nutrition & Dietics, Occupation & Environmental Health & Social & Behavioural Health Sciences
  • MScCH – Addictions in Mental Health, Family & Community Medicine, Health Practitioner Teacher Education, Occupational Health Care & Wound Prevention Care
  • MSc- Biostatistics
  • PhD – Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Social & Behavioural Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry – Dental Public Health
  • MSc – Dental Public Health
Department of Anthropology & Health Studies
  • BA/BSC – Health Studies
Ryerson University School of Occupational & Public Health
  • BASc – Occupational Health
York University  Faculty of Health – School of Health Policy and Management
  • BHS – Health Management
  • BHS – Health Informatics
  • BHS – Health Policy
Faculty of Health
  • Bachelor’s in Global Health
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • MPH
  • MSc – Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • PhD – Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Brock University Department of Health Sciences
  • BPH – Public Health
  • BPH – Public Health
  • BSc – Medical Sciences
  • BA – Child Health
  • BA – Community Health (3-year)
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • MPH
  • MA – Community Health
  • MSc – Health Science
  • PhD – Behavioural & Population Health
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine – School of Epidemiology, Public Health & Preventive Medicine
  • MSc – Epidemiology
Wilfred Laurier University Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
  • BA – Community Health
  • BA – Health Administration
  • BASc – Public Health
University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
  • BSc – Health Sciences
  • Bachelor’s of Public Health (BPH)
  • MPH – Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • MPH – Environmental Health
  • MPH – General
  • MSc – Public Health and Health Systems
  • PhD – Public Health and Health Systems
Laurentian University Department of Sociology
  • BA – Public Health
School of Rural and Northern Health
  • Interdisciplinary PhD in Rural & Northern Health
Quebec McGill University Faculty of Medicine – Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
  • MPH
  • MSc – Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health
  • PhD – Biostatistics & Occupational Health
Université de Montréal École de santé publique
  • MPH
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • Diploma
Université Laval Faculté de médecine – Département de Médecine sociale et préventive
  • MPH
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • Diploma
Nova Scotia Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine – Department of Community Health & Epidemiology
  • MSc – Epidemiology
  • PhD – Epidemiology
  • BA – Health  Promotion
  • MA – Health Promotion
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Diploma – Health Services Administration
Faculty of Health Professions
  • Diploma in Emergency Health Services Management
Cape Breton University School of Professional Studies
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Public Health
  • Diploma
Newfoundland Memorial University Faculty of Medicine – Division of Community Health & Humanities
  • MPH
  • MSc – Health Ethics (course-based)
  • MSc/PhD – Community Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Community Health