Academic Programs

Our graduate programs encompass three broadly defined disciplines, which can be applied to Public Health and are designed to provide training in both theory and practice. In our master's programs, students synthesize their training in the form of either a thesis or a project. Our Doctoral programs provide students with training that is essential to becoming independent scientific researchers. Our programs integrate coursework, practical experience, teaching experience, and completion of a doctoral thesis that contributes to the field, both in originality and knowledge.



Epidemiology is the scientific and data-driven study of the distribution and causes or risk factors of health-related issues in neighborhood, school, city, state, country or global community.


Biostatistics is the development and application of statistical methods to a wide range of topics in biology. It encompasses the design of biological experiments, the collection and analysis of data from those experiments and the interpretation of the results. 

Public Health

Public Health is an applied discipline that considers the health of the population as a whole and the use of societal resources to prevent injury, illness and premature death; and promote health, typically through a combination of programs, services and policy.

Occupational Health

Occupational Health is an applied discipline that identify occupational hazards and to reduce, prevent or remove exposure to hazards using the tools of toxicology, hygiene, exposure assessment, ergonomics, and engineering to protect the optimal health of workers. 

Residency Program

Our Public Health and Preventive Medicine Resident Training Program provides exceptional training and exposure to a rich and well-developed public health infrastructure unique in Canada.


Summer Session

Our Summer Session offers the opportunity for health professionals, and others, to gain familiarity with the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics. Graduate students from McGill and other Canadian universities can also acquire academic credits to accelerate their coursework during the Summer term.

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