Mission 

The mission of the MScPH program is to train outstanding public health professionals by offering a rigorous academic program in methods, research, and practice. Graduates of the program will serve as public health practitioners, research professionals, and educators, and will possess the competencies and professionalism to carry out broad public health functions in local, provincial, national, and international public and private settings.

 

Graduates

McGill has an international reputation for excellence in university education. Our graduates are known for their strong methodological skills. They work in government, in the private sector, in NGOs and in not-for-profits.

Program at a Glance

What Do We Offer?

Our courses educate students in the core competencies for population and public health practice and research. This methodologically strong, two-year program includes training in:

  • Epidemiological methods
  • Data analysis and statistical methods
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Research design
  • And more…

Students gain valuable experience through the required 14 week (minimum) placement in a local, national or international practice or research setting. The department works closely with students to secure practicum funding.

 

Options

All students are accepted to the core program. They may then choose to specialize through the selection of complementary courses OR by registering in one of two options:

 

Courses


60 credits are required to graduate:

  • 30 credits from required courses
  • 9 credits from the practicum
  • 21 credits from complementary courses

​Requirements for students who entered in Fall 2019 can be found here: PDF icon mcgill_mscph_program_requirements_fall_2019.pdf

Required courses

 

 Fall - Year 1

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

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

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

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

PPHS 629D1 MScPH Forum 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Winter - Year 1

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

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

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

PPHS 629D2 MScPH Forum 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Summer - Year 1

PPHS 630 MScPH Practicum/Project 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Fall/Winter - Year 2

PPHS 631D1 MScPH Forum 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PPHS 631D2 MScPH Forum 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses*

Students must complete a total of 12 credits from among the following categories (with a minimum of 3 credits in each):

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS)
Health Services Research / Policy Management (HSR/PM)
Population Public Health Methods and Interventions (PPHMI)

A further 9 credits must be selected, based on the student’s specific interests, and/or the option they enrolled in (if applicable).

*See the list of approved Complementary and elective courses on our Master of Science in Public Health - Complementary courses page 

Practicum experience & courses

 

McGill’s mandatory Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH) practicum project lets you apply what you have learned in the classroom in a supervised practice or research setting. You will contribute to an organization's mandate, and address a public health problem of interest to you. You will also develop skills as public health practitioner or researcher. Practicums are available provincially, nationally, and internationally.

We work with students to identify placements related to their goals and interests, as well sources of practicum funding.

 

Objectives

  • Develop interpersonal, professional and communication skills.
  • Build Public Health Core Competencies.
  • Apply graduate-level teachings.
  • Grow your network of professional contacts for mentorship and job searches.

 

 For more information about the practicum, see our PDF icon McGill MScPH Practicum Brochure

 

The Practicum Course:

PDF icon PPHS 630 - MScPH Practicum Syllabus

 

 

Public Health Study Exchange in Melbourne 

University of Melbourne, Australia – Master of Public Health & McGill University – Master of Science in Public Health are offering an exchange program.

One semester in beautiful Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

MPH Student Exchange Program 2019-2020.

The duration of the exchange is one semester, and students are required to carry a full‐time course load.

37.5 credit points at U Melbourne is the minimum required for a student visa.

Up to three students per year are selected for the exchange.

The exchange occurs during the final semester for McGill MScPH students, and may delay graduation.

PDF icon McGill - University of Melbourne Public Health Exchange 2019-2020