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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Description:The UBC Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program, established in 2008 as part of the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), is a practicum-based program which is normally completed in two years (three academic terms and one term devoted to a practicum). MPH training integrates epidemiology; biostatistics; the social, biological and environmental determinants of health locally and globally; disease prevention and health systems policy and management. We offer our students a solid grounding in epidemiological methods and quantitative analysis, a rigorous curriculum with a wide range of core, required and elective public health courses, faculty who are leaders in public health research and practice, and hands-on training through the 12-week field practicum. MPH course requirements can be completed as part of a traditional, on-campus educational experience or can be completed in a Distributed Learning (DL) format, where courses are scheduled over three weekends during the semester.

The MPH can also be combined with the Master of Science in Nursing or the Diploma in Dental Public Health. Our aim is to create leaders in public health who can turn evidence into practice and improve the health of populations.
URL:Public Health at The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996
Enrolment #:59

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Applicants must have a degree that is academically equivalent to a UBC 4-year Bachelor’s degree or a designation of equivalent status approved by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The GPA is calculated based on all third and fourth-year level coursework and must be at least a B+ average based on the institution’s grading scale. Applicants must meet our quantitative admissions requirement. You can do so by receiving a B+ or higher in an approved calculus or statistics course, or take the GRE (minimum 153 quantitative and 153 verbal). Please note that the GRE must have been taken in the last 5 years. Applicants are encouraged to have prior public health experience before applying to the UBC MPH Program. Such experience will be advantageous and valued by the Admissions Committee.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 04, 2019