University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Public Health (MPH)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,497

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


The Master of Public Health (MPH) prepares students for careers addressing the present and future needs of public health in Ontario and across the world. Graduates 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.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The MPH program is designed for individuals holding an undergraduate degree in science or applied science who are seeking a career in public health. 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.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * 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 November 15, 2022