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Admission & Requirements

The graduate program is administered under the rules and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and applicants are accepted under these general regulations that are outlined more fully in the Queen's Graduate Calendar: http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in any discipline with a minimum  75%

Other Requirements

  • Demonstration of quantitative skills as indicated by an undergraduate level mathematics, statistics or data analysis course.
  • Display an understanding of and commitment to public health practice. 
  • All applicants applying from outside of Queen's University must submit 2 copies of their transcripts from each post-secondary institution they have attended. Applicants applying from Queen's University need not order transcripts as the Department of Public Health Sciences can access their records internally.
  • International students from a non-English speaking university of students with English as a second language, will require a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper) of TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30); for a total of 88/120. Please note applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score. The TOEFL institution code is 0949 and the department code is 50.
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score is mandatory for applicants from applying from universities outside of Canada. A minimum score of 149 on the quantitative section is required. The GRE institution code is 0949 and the department code is 0606.

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • There is only one admission date per year, in September.
  • The deadline for application submission is January 31st.  Please ensure your transcripts have been ordered and your referees have submitted their letters of reference by this date. Transcripts are to be mailed to the following address:   
    School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall, Room 425, 74 Union Street, Kingston Ontario, K7L 3N6

Important Application Information

Important Application Information

  • Acquiring public health experience prior to beginning the Master of Public Health program will be advantageous for the applicant. Not only will public health experience bolster an application, it will also provide successful applicants with lived experiences to tap into, reflect on and discuss throughout the program.
  • Research Interests
    • Under 'List your Research Interests', please insert: N/A for MPH applicants
    • Under 'Describe your Research Interests', please insert: N/A for MPH applicants
    • Under 'List Queen's University faculty members you have had contact with', please insert: N/A for MPH applicants
  • Financial Information
    • Please note that the Master of Public Health program is not funded by the Department of Public Health Sciences or Queen's University. However, if you're interested, please feel free to visit the School of Graduate Studies website for information on awards & scholarships.
    • Teaching assistantships are available for students to apply for in the Fall semester of their second year.
  • Statement of Interest
    • Please discuss why you have chosen to pursue a Master of Public Health, why you have decided to apply to the program at Queen's, what you hope to do upon graduation and how you think the MPH program at Queen's can help you attain your public health goals.
  • Reference Information
    • If you have completed post-secondary schooling in the last 5 years, please submit 2 academic references. If you have been out of school for more than 5 years, you may submit 1 academic reference and 1 professional reference.
    • If you wish to submit more than the required 2 references, please note that your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed until ALL reference letters have been received.
    • Please ensure all of your referees are aware of the January 31st deadline.