Public Health

University of Guelph

24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health program of University of Guelph prepares students for careers addressing the present and future needs of public health in Ontario and across the world.


After the Public Health program of University of Guelph students will emerge as influential leaders at the local, national, and international level committed to improving quality of life by protecting and promoting community health, and by anticipating and preventing the spread of disease from both a policy and a science prospective.

We offer an MPH and a Graduate Diploma in Public Health. The MPH is a 5-semester program combining a total of 12 courses with a 12-16 week practicum in a public health setting. The Graduate Diploma consists of four courses, including Applied Public Health Research.

Program Focus:

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Policy & Administration
  • Environmental Public Health
  • Zoonotic Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases

Are you interested in:

  • Population Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious and Zoonotic Disease
  • Food and Water Safety
  • Public Health Policy

Career opportunities

  • Public Health Policy, Development and Analysis
  • Public Health Program Planning and Implementation
  • Health Promotion
  • Infection Control
  • Program Evaluation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Community Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods
  • Health Communication
  • Concepts in Environmental Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B- (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Students with an honours undergraduate degree without a biological focus may be required to complete the Principles of Disease (PATH*3610) distance education course prior to enrolling.
  •  A 4-year honours degree and two letters of reference are required. 
  • Strong interest in public health must be demonstrated through a one-page statement and a resume outlining past public health exposure.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6837 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2377 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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