Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2011/2012)
20 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Public Health
  • Professor and Dean
  • J. Rourke
  • Professor and Associate Dean
  • P. Moody-Corbett
  • Professor and Assistant Dean
  • D. McKay

The degree of Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is offered by the Faculty of Medicine, with specializations in Population and Public Health and Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Population and Public Health specialization delivers an advanced program of study for students from various academic fields who are interested in a professional degree that will prepare them for practical work in a variety of public health practice settings. The program is available for full-time and part-time study noting that full-time attendance is required during the Public Health Practicum (or Public Health Capstone Research Project) portion of the program. It is anticipated that full-time students will complete the program in 12 months in accordance with Table I - Master of Public Health Recommended Course Sequence for Full-Time Students in the Population and Public Health Specialization.

The Nutrition and Dietetics specialization provides a research enriched program of study for full-time students who wish to pursue a career in dietetics or community nutrition. This specialization offers an opportunity for advanced academic study in the field of public health. Upon completion of the program, which includes a dietetics internship, students will be eligible to write the qualifying exam of Dietitians of Canada. It is anticipated that full-time students will complete the program in 24 months in accordance with Table II - Master of Public Health Recommended Course Sequence for Full-Time Students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Specialization.

The General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and the Degree Regulations outlined below will apply.

20.1 Qualifications for Admission

Admission to the Master of Public Health is limited and competitive. The regulations and procedures for admission are as given under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies governing Master’s degrees. In addition, to be considered for admission to the Nutrition and Dietetics specialization applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate dietetics program accredited by Dietitians of Canada as indicated at www.dietitians.ca.