Master of Public Health Degree Program
The Master of Public Health degree program will produce public health professionals with integrated knowledge and skills in epidemiology, biostatistics, social, biological and environmental determinants of heath, population health, disease prevention, and health systems management. Our graduates will be capable of applying this knowledge to a diverse range of health issues in interdisciplinary environments. Globally, the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in population and public health. The Master of Public Health is offered within the UBC School of Population and Public Health.
The program is aimed at students who have recently completed a Baccalaureate degree in related content areas such as health sciences (medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, nutrition sciences, pharmacy, midwifery, kinesiology), science (microbiology, biology, environmental sciences, statistics), arts (sociology, psychology, anthropology) applied sciences (engineering) or business. It is also aimed at professionals who have worked in public health, perhaps in a leadership role, and who wish to extend their knowledge in public health methods and applications.
This two-year practicum-based program will accept applications between December 1, 2013 and February 1, 2014 for entry in September 2014.
The degree is also be offered as a a two-year "distributed learning program" in which students will attend courses on campus for four consecutive days once per month and also supplement their learning through a complementary on-line program. The Master of Public Health Degree is offered through UBC's School of Population and Public Health.