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Master's of Public Health: Environment Option

The McGill School of Environment has partnered with the Department of Public Health to provide a MScPH degree with an Environment Option. The Option examines the role of science, politics, socioeconomics and ethics on informed decision-making in the environment sector. The School of Environment also hosts a forum to allow graduate students from many different disciplines to exchange ideas and enrich each other’s learning through structured courses, formal seminars, informal discussions and networking. Once a student has been admitted to the MScPH program, they may apply for admission to the Option.

MScPH Environment Option Requirements:

Minimum 60 credits required for graduation

  •  31 credits from required courses
  •  14 credits from summer practicum 
  •  15 credits from complementary courses

Required Courses

The required courses cover diverse subjects including:

  • managing population-level data,
  • interpreting and critiquing research,
  • learning statistical software,
  • foundations of environmental policy,
  • introduction to measurement techniques,
  • and more. 

 

 

 

 Courses:

EPIB 601 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 602 Foundations of Population Hlth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 603 Intermediate Epidemiology 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 605 Critical Appraisal in Epid 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 607 Inferential Statistics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 612 Principles/Pub Hlth Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 613 Intro to Statistical Software 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 614 Basics of Measurement in Epi 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 621 Data Analysis in Health Sci 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 610 Foundations of Environ Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 650 Environmental Seminar 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 651 Environmental Seminar 2 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 652 Environmental Seminar 3 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

*Students exempted from any of the courses listed above must replace them with additional Complementary credits.

Complementary Courses

 

Work with your academic supervisor to choose courses based on your interests.

Course selections must include a minimum of 2 credits in each of these categories:

  • environmental health
  • health policy and management
  • population and public health interventions (social and behavioral science)

AND 3 credits chosen from:

ENVR 519 Global Environmental Politics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 544 Env. Measurement & Modelling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 580 Course not available

ENVR 611 Course not available

ENVR 620 Environ and Health of Species 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 622 Sustainable Landscapes 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 630 Civilization and Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ENVR 680 Topics in Environment 4 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Or other courses at the 500 level or higher recommended by the advisory committee and approved by Environment Option Committee.

AND 2 credits of course work chosen in consultation with the MScPH academic advisor.

For additional information on the Environment Option please visit the McGill School of Environment website.

* complementary courses must be 500-level or higher

Practicum

 

The 14-16 week practicum places students in a public health setting to gain real-world experience. This is an opportunity to work under the supervision of an accredited practicum supervisor and apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the first year of the program.

Students select and secure their own internships with support from the MScPH program office. Local, national and international practicum positions are available.

Following the completion of the practicum, students are required to prepare a formal report about their experience. The report will include a description of the practicum project, objectives, methodology (including data analyses), and final results. Where appropriate, publication opportunities may be explored in consultation with the department and the practicum supervisor(s).

Students are strongly encouraged to publicly present their project. They may present at a McGill departmental forum, a seminar, a conference, or at the practicum site.

EPIB 630 Public Health Project 14 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer