How to Apply

Application opening and deadline will be published well in advance for the September start date. Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early, in order to leave sufficient time to obtain the necessary documents and test results. Identification of a supervisor is not part of the MPH admissions process as it is a practicum-based program. There is a non-refundable $250.00 CAD acceptance deposit. This means that applicants who are offered a spot in the program must pay a $250.00 CAD deposit to secure their spot and the deposit would then be transferred to pay a portion of the student’s tuition.

1. Confirm eligibility

Determine your eligibility to apply to UBC MPH program by reviewing the admissions requirements available on our website.

2. Apply online

Complete the online application. Application fees for domestic applicants is $100.00 CAD and for international applicants is $162.00 CAD. It takes about 45-60 minutes to complete the online application and you will need a credit card. If you experience any technical issues with your online application, please email graduate.apply@ubc.ca.

3. Prepare and submit the required documents

Applicants can submit supporting documents electronically with the online application form. Instructions for the submission of documents will be outlined in the online application system.

Official Transcripts All applicants must upload scans of official transcripts (in PDF format) from all colleges and universities attended, including all front and back pages, in the online application system. If the official transcript does not indicate the degree name and the degree conferral date, then official copies of the degree certificate must be uploaded as well: Domestic and InternationalPlease do not mail us copies of you transcripts.
References Contact three (3) individuals who will be able to provide a reference on your behalf. The referee instructions found here may be used. All three reference letters must be sent directly to the MPH Program Office from the referees in sealed envelopes with a referee’s signature over the seal. We also accept electronic references via the online application for referees with institutional emails. Please note that referees will only be notified about submitting references once the application has been submitted.
CV You will be able to scan and upload your detailed and up-to-date CV in the online application during the application process. Please include the number of hours per month spent for each experience listed.
LOI You will be able to scan and upload your LOI in the online application during the application process. Your LOI should be no more than 700 words.
Permanent Resident Card
(if required)
Permanent residents of Canada must submit a photocopy of both sides of their PR Card.
GRE Scores
(if required)
If you have not taken an approved undergraduate mathematics or statistics course and achieved a mark of at least B+ in the last ten (10) years, OR have not written the GRE (or equivalent test) within the past five (5) years, book a date to write the GRE exam. All test scores should be sent electronically by our deadline.
TOFEL or IELTS
(if required)
If you attended a post-secondary institution in which the primary language of instruction was not English, and have not written the TOEFL or IELTS within the past two (2) years, book a date to write the test. All test scores should be sent electronically by our deadline.

4. Check your application status online

Please note that we do not contact students directly regarding the status of their documents. Check your application status through the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application centre. All updates are recorded on the online application centre only so please check regularly for updates. Applicants can check their application status by logging into My Applications and reviewing their Submitted Applications.

5. Accept offer and pay acceptance deposit

If you are offered admission into the program, please ensure you pay your acceptance deposit and accept your offer before the deadline. Instructions on how to do this will be listed in the offer letter.

Please visit the Admissions Information page for answers to all admissions questions.

If you need to submit paper documents, please mail them to:

MPH Program
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
171-2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3