Degrees Offered/Length of Program
- Master of Public Health; 16 months, full time
- The option for part-time studies can be made available to public health professionals wishing to work concurrently while completing their Master of Public Health degree; please contact the Master of Public Health Graduate Assistant at 613.533.2234 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Through a combination of coursework and practical experiences, students will develop the applied skills required to organize, analyze, interpret and communicate public health knowledge, as well as to apply this knowledge in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health policies and programs. Graduates will appreciate the importance of interdisciplinarity, and develop an awareness of ethical and cultural issues pertaining to public health research and practice. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills gained from the Master of Public Health program at Queen's will provide broad mastery of the subject matter and methods of public health and equip graduates to practice competently as a generalists in public health.
To complete the requirements for the program, students must:
Method of Completion
- Seven mandatory core half-credit courses (all but EPID 826 and EPID 827 must be completed before practicum) Five core courses (EPID 801, EPID 821, EPID 812, EPID 825 and EPID 828) and EPID 886 must be taken during the fall and winter terms of first year, and before the site practicum (EPID 887). The remaining two core courses (EPID 826, EPID 827) are taken in the fall term of the second year.
*please note that EPID 886 can only be taken in Fall Terms*
- An additional half credit will be obtained by completing public health related modules and seminars throughout fall and winter terms, year 1; the structure and layout for this course is currently under revision.
- Three elective core half-credit courses (students are also encouraged to pursue elective courses in other departments to meet their learning needs; however, these must be approved by the Program Director.)
- Four month practicum placement in a supervised public health setting completed during the spring/summer term of the first twelve months.
The Master of Public Health Program is a professional degree, and as such, is not eligible for funding from the School of Graduate Studies.
There are a limited number ot teaching assistantships available to second year students. Master of Public Health students would be eligible to apply for these positions which would take place in the fall of their second year.