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Master's of Public Health: Environment Option

A number of departments and faculties throughout McGill University have joined with the McGill School of Environment (MSE) to provide an Environment Option as part of a variety of existing graduate degrees.

The Option provides students with an appreciation of the role of science in informed decision-making in the environment sector, and the influence that political, socioeconomic and ethical judgments have.

The Option also provides a forum whereby graduate students bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other's learning through structured courses, formal seminars and informal discussions and networking.

Students that have been admitted through their home department or faculty may apply for admission to the Option.

Option requirements are consistent across academic units. The Option is coordinated by the MSE, in partnership with participating academic units.

Required Courses
(45 credits)

Course # Title Credits
EPIB 601
EPIB 602
EPIB 603
EPIB 605
EPIB 607
EPIB 612
EPIB 613
EPIB 614
EPIB 621
EPIB 630
ENVR 610
ENVR 650
ENVR 651
ENVR 652
Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Foundations of Public Health
Intermediate Epidemiology
Critical Appraisal in Epidemiology
Inferential Statistics
Foundations of Public and Pop. Health
Introduction to Statistical Software
Basics of Measurement in Epidemiology
Data Analysis in Health Sciences
Public Health Project
Foundations of Environmental Policy
Environmental Seminar 1
Environmental Seminar 2
Environmental Seminar 3
4
3
4
1
4
3
1
1
4
14
3
1
1
1

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

Complementary Courses
(15 credits)

10 credits of course work, at the 500-level or higher, with a minimum of 2 credits chosen from each of the following fields:

  • health services research policy & management;
  • population & public health interventions (social & behavioral science);
  • epidemiology in practice or field epidemiology. 

Courses must be approved by the program’s academic advisor.

3 credits chosen from:

ENVR 519
ENVR 544
ENVR 580
ENVR 611
ENVR 620
ENVR 622
ENVR 630
ENVR 680
Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Measurement & Modelling
Topics in Environment 3
Economy of Nature
Environment and Health of Species
Sustainable Landscapes
Civilization and Environment 1
Topics in Environment 4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

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

AND

2 credits of course work, at the 500 level or higher, chosen in consultation with the MScPH academic advisor.

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