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Master's of Public Health (MScPH)

McGill has an international reputation for training outstanding population and public health professionals. Our rigorous academic program ensures that our graduates are well-equipped to tackle complicated public health issues.

At McGill students learn:

Master's of Public Health: Program Requirements

The Master’s of Public Health (MScPH) is a 2-year, full-time degree program. It consists of coursework supplemented with a summer practicum, which takes place after the first year.  No thesis is required, but the practicum is followed by a project and a presentation.

Minimum 60 credits required for graduation

◦              27 credits from required courses

◦              12 credits from summer practicum 

◦              21 credits from complementary courses

Master's of Public Health: Admission & Applications

Deadline for Receipt of Completed Applications for Fall 2017: December 15, 2016


Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in a related area

Documented proof of proficiency in calculus

Documented proof of proficiency in university-level differential and integral calculus. Applicants having completed this requirement at the CEGEP/College level must upload these transcripts.

Courses & Timetables

Please click here to view courses and timetables.


Graduate Studies

The graduate programs in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health encompass three broadly defined disciplines. The different prerequisites and training requirements in these three disciplines are described in the specific web pages.

The programs leading to a Master’s degree are designed to provide training in both theory and practice in the selected discipline, with an opportunity to synthesize the training in the form of either a thesis or a project. The department, unfortunately, cannot guarantee funding for Master’s students.