Master's of Public Health (M.Sc.P.H.)
The world today is facing complex population and public health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious diseases, and reducing poor health behaviors, environmental hazards, substance abuse, and injuries. These crucial public health challenges demand a well-trained public health workforce. The mission of the Master's of Public Health program at McGill is to train outstanding population and public health professionals by offering a rigorous academic program in concepts, methods, research, and practice.
Graduates of the program will serve as population and public health practitioners, research professionals, and educators. They will be recruited by regional, federal, and international health authorities, as well as in the education and private sectors, to meet the increasing demand for population and public health professionals.
Why Study at McGill
McGill has an international reputation for excellence in university education. Our departmental graduates are known for their strong conceptual, quantitative, and methodological skills, and have assumed senior leadership positions in many organizations in Quebec, the rest of Canada, and internationally that focus on the health of populations.
McGill’s downtown campus is situated in the vibrant, multi-lingual cosmopolitan city of Montreal. The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health is located on the upper McGill campus, in close proximity to the McGill University Health Centre and the McGill University Health Network, its Research Institutes, the Québec public health agency, and the Montreal regional health authority.
The Master's of Public Health program will include a 14-16 week practicum after the first year, which will provide the student with the opportunity to use knowledge and skills acquired in the academic program in a public health practice or research setting. These population and public health internships will be available in Quebec, Canada, and internationally, and will be under the supervision of accredited mentors. The practicum will be designed to contribute in a meaningful way to the host organization and the student.
Who Should Apply?
We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds with an interest in health research and with strong conceptual, analytic, and quantitative skills at the undergraduate level. Our students come from the social sciences (e.g. sociology, economics, psychology, geography), natural and quantitative sciences (e.g. biology, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, computer science, statistics), or health professions (e.g. medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition). Students must have a good knowledge of differential and integral calculus at the level of a first year undergraduate course.
In some circumstances, the admissions committee may take professional experience into account for mid-career or returning/re-entry applicants.
Brochure: McGill MSc Public Health [.pdf]
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health
1020 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, QC H3A 1A2
Email: mscph [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca
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