McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences

Public Health (Practicum)

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Program Information

School:McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Description:The 2003 SARS epidemic sparked an intense review of public health in Ontario and Canada. But threats to the public’s health continue. We are still faced with complex public health issues such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious diseases, and reducing poor health behaviors, environmental hazards, substance abuse, and injuries. With easy access to international travel, there is increased risk of global infectious disease pandemics.

These trends have underscored the critical importance of public health and its five essential functions: population health assessment, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, and health surveillance. Current trends highlight the vulnerability of our public health infrastructure, the need for more comprehensive and responsive public health policies and programs, and the crucial role that public health knowledge translation and communication play. The new Master of Public Health program at McMaster University will help ensure 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.

URL:Public Health (Practicum) at McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $51,047

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in Sciences or equivalent from an accredited university by time of entry into the MPH, or an approved professional degree (i.e., Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition, Rehabilitation Sciences, Pharmacy or Social Work – BSW or MSW). Applicants are also required to have a B+ average in the final year of study, and an undergraduate course in statistics or mathematics with at least a B+ grade to ensure appropriate quantitative ability for the epidemiology and biostatistics courses.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 92 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each category. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit a current CV, two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with their academic work, and a written Statement of Interest. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 September 08, 2022