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Degree Requirements

Please note:  New MPH degree requirements will become active as of September 2016. Check the detailed program descriptions in the "Prospective Students" section of this website for more information.

MPH students who began their degree with the September 2015 cohort must: 

  • Take seven core mandatory courses and three elective courses. Five core mandatory courses (EPID 801, EPID 821, EPID 812, EPID 825 and EPID 803) must be taken during the fall and winter terms of first year, and successfully completed prior to the practicum placement (EPID 887). The remaining two core courses, EPID 826 and EPID 827, are taken in the fall term of the second year. 
  • Complete Public Health Skills course (EPID 886) before the Practicum Placement (EPID 887). 
  • Complete 400-hour Practicum Placement (EPID 887) where students gain exposure to public health in practice in a supervised setting. The placement is usually completed in the spring and summer terms of Year 1. 
  • Complete the Course on Research Ethics (CORE) online tutorial (SGS 804) prior to beginning Practicum Placement.