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Note: Online applications open December 1, 2012 and close February 1, 2013
Applicants must meet both the minimum requirements set out by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and by the Master of Public Health program. Meeting the minimum criteria does not ensure acceptance into the program - most successful applicants have more/higher than the minimum.
Minimum Requirements: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Standards for admission are governed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies at UBC.
Canadian and U.S. Credentials:
Applicants who hold Canadian or U.S. academic credentials are required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Degree: A degree that is academically equivalent to a UBC 4-year Bachelorís degree or a designation of equivalent status by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
- GPA: At least four years of study with a B+ average (76% or higher) in third and fourth year-level course work.
- GPA: In addition to above, applicants with international credentials should consult the FoGS Policy to determine country-specific equivalency of the minimum academic requirements.
- Language: Evidence of English language proficiency, if applicable. Click here for more information. The SPPH minimum TOEFL score is 107 and the minimum IELTS is 6.5.
Minimum Requirements: Master of Public Health Program
- Quantitative skills: Demonstration of proficiency in quantitative skills. This can be provided either by submitting scores from a Graduate Record Exam taken within the last five years or, alternatively, an official transcript in which you have received at least B+ (or international equivalent) on an undergraduate mathematics or statistics course taken within the past ten years. Scores within the last five years from GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, VCAT, PCAT, DATS can be accepted as alternatives to the GRE score. Click here for more information on the GRE.
- Experience/Skills: Demonstrated work experience or skills in a field related to public health. This information should be noted in your CV.
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