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Public Health, M.P.H.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) Hamilton, Canada
We offer a master program in Public Health, at the McMaster University. The program ensures an adequate supply of public health professionals with the right knowledge, skills and relevant education and mentorship opportunities to revitalize Canada’s public health system and addresses the vulnerability of our public health infrastructure. 

Overview

The program in Public Health, at the McMaster University, ensures an adequate supply of public health professionals with the right knowledge, skills and relevant education and mentorship opportunities to revitalize Canada's public health system and addresses the vulnerability of our public health infrastructure, and the need for more comprehensive and responsive public health policies and programs.

Areas of Research

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Population and Public Health Research Methods
  • Environmental Health

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Population and Public Health Practice 
  • Population and Public Health Epidemiology 
  • Introduction to Biostatistics 
  • Master of Public Health Seminar Series Year One 
  • Population and Public Health Research Methods 
  • Population and Public Health Policy 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+
Recommended score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applications are encouraged from public health and health care professionals, physicians in post graduate residency programs, and undergraduates from health related programs
  • Applicants need to meet the admission requirements for entry into Graduate Studies at McMaster University, including completion (or expected completion) of a 4 year undergraduate program in Sciences (or equivalent, including Medicine). Applicants must also have completed a statistics or mathematics undergraduate course with B+ standing
  • Applicants are required to submit their CV, a personal letter of interest in the program (750 words) and ensure that two letters of reference are submitted to the program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25568 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12784 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7812 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3906 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1163 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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