With over 350 graduate students enrolled in its graduate programs, the School of Population and Public Health is committed to education and training for researchers, scientists, managers, and practitioners in public health.

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The School of Population and Public Health offers six graduate-level academic programs, as well as a residency program.

Our programs at a glance

Program Career Goal Project or Thesis Typical Duration
Application Deadline
Master of Health Administration
Health administration Major project 2 years: 1 to 2 weekend(s)/month March 1 (domestic)
February 1 (international)
Master of Health Science
Clinical research in medicine or community medicine Major project 1 year February 1 (domestic and international)
Master of Public Health
Public health professions Practicum 2 years January 15
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Occupational and environmental science professions or research Thesis or Co-op project 1.7 to 2.5 years January 15
Population and Public Health
Health research Thesis 2 to 3 years January 15
Doctor of Philosophy
Academics and other health research Thesis 3 to 6 years January 15
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Public health management
e.g., Medical officers of health
MHSc or MPH are required as academic training 5 years CaRMS