Public Health: Nursing Specialization, Master

Public Health: Nursing Specialization, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1039 (BCR) ,
In the Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing degree, students will focus on current issues in the science and/or service of public health, so that they may gain experience through opportunities in any of the fundamental disciplines that underlie public health. The program is primarily intended to prepare graduates for a career in public health practice.

About

The program's objectives are to prepare a graduate who:

  • possesses advanced health-related education
  • is capable of critical analysis
  • understands health-related decision-making at the level of the individual, population, and government
  • understands research
  • possesses knowledge exchange and dissemination strategies for individuals, populations, and government

The degree is designed to take into consideration the learner's needs including the unique opportunity to individualize his/her clinical courses to a variety of foci: clinical practice, administration, education, and community health.

The program is delivered using a unique blend of on-campus and distance technology: content is delivered using the University's online distance education course management system (Desire2Learn/D2L), and web conferencing. Students attend lectures via web conferencing; lectures are recorded and archived to accommodate time zones and working schedules. There is no requirement to attend on campus. Web conferencing helps to build relationships with faculty and foster a sense of belonging to an active and engaged graduate student community.

All students in the Master of Public Health program with Specialization in Nursing complete acourse-based program; the thesis option is not available in the Nursing Specialization at this time (as of January 2015 application cycle).

Degrees:
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) with Specialization in Nursing
    • Full-Time and Flex-Time options available within the Master of Public Health degree

Programme Structure

Collaborative Program Options
  • Gerontology
Other Program Options
  • Nurse Practitioner Electives

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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

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).

Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission. All applicants will be advised by the Office of Graduate Studies in writing of their admission status.

International applicants:

Please note that all applications must be complete by May 15th to be considered for entry into the Graduate Program Fall term. A complete application includes items such as unofficial copies of: transcripts, proof of degree (if degree has been awarded), English language proficiency or proof of upcoming test appointment date, and other program specific requirements. This deadline will ensure sufficient time for processing Visas (US applicants exempt and International applicants holding a valid study permit and currently residing in Canada are also exempt). Incomplete applications will not be considered after May 15th.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13666 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6833 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5814 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2907 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

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