The Master of Public Health at Queens University is a non-thesis professional degree that is offered by the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.
Public health is defined, by the Public Health Agency of Canada, as the organized efforts of society to keep people healthy and prevent injury, illness and premature death. It is the combination of programs, services and policies that protect and promote health.
Students will develop the applied skills needed to organize, analyze, interpret, and communicate public health knowledge and apply this knowledge to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health policies and programs. Graduates will 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 Queens will provide a broad mastery of the subject matter and methods of public health so as to equip graduates to practice competently as generalists in the public health community in Canada.
Application Deadline: February 28 for admission the following September.
Master of Public Health: 16 months, full time
Students graduating from this program will meet the minimum competencies for employment in the public health community in Canada.
Honours bachelors degree in any discipline with a minimum second class standing (75%) or higher.
Demonstration of quantitative skills, such as introductory mathematics, statistics, or a data analysis course is required. Students with no prior mathematics or statistics courses are encouraged to provide a GRE quantitative score. We have a self assessment math quiz downloadable from our web site to help you assess whether you should consider remedial work prior to entering the program.
Students must display an understanding of and commitment to public health practice. Health and public health practitioners wishing to pursue advanced training in public health are welcome.
International students or students with English as a second language will require a minimum TOEFL score or 600 (paper) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score is mandatory for applicants from non-Canadian universities.
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