With over 350 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students, the School of Population and Public Health is committed to education and training for researchers, scientists, managers, and practitioners in public health.

Make a difference in the lives of thousands

“Through public health, I have the potential to make a difference in the lives of tens, hundreds, and even thousands of humans.”

“SPPH enabled me to ask important questions and figure out how to answer them.”
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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
Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Occupational and environmental science professions or research Thesis or Co-op project 1.7 to 2.5 years January 15
Master of Science in 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
Residency Public Health & Preventive Medicine Public health management
e.g., Medical officers of health
MHSc or MPH are required as academic training 5 years CaRMS
Undergraduate Courses An introduction to some of the foundational principles, ideas, and skills, of population and public health N/A One term Varies