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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:

  • statistical methods
  • critical thinking
  • evaluation
  • data analysis
  • public health ethics
  • research design
  • measurement methods
  • etc

Beyond the Classroom

Proficiency is also developed outside the classroom. Graduates of McGill’s MScPH program gain valuable experience though a 14-16 week practicum in a public health institution. During their practicum students conduct research, design programs, collect data and more. Local, national, and global placements are available.


Career Opportunities

Public Health practitioners can be educators, researchers, communicators, and program designers. There are work opportunities in the private sector, not-for-profit sector, and all levels of the public sector. Our graduates have taken on leadership roles in many Canadian and international public health organizations.

Who Should Apply?

We welcome students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in health research. Applicants should have:

  • a background in natural or social sciences, with an emphasis on analytic and quantitative skills
  • completed a university-level course in differential and integral calculus

The admissions committee may take professional experience into account for mid-career or returning/re-entry applicants.

To learn more about admissions criteria visit MScPH Admissions

Contact Us

McGill University

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health
Purvis Hall
1020 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, QC H3A 1A2

Telephone: 514-398-1964
Email: mscph [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Student Affairs Office

Telephone: 514-398-6258