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Public Health, M.P.H.

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Applications are encouraged from public health and health care professionals, physicians in post graduate residency programs, and undergraduates from health related programs.

Applicants need to meet the admission requirements for entry into Graduate Studies at McMaster University, including completion (or expected completion) of a 4 year undergraduate program in Sciences (or equivalent, including Medicine). Applicants must also have completed a statistics or mathematics undergraduate course with B+ standing.

Applicants are required to submit their CV, a personal letter of interest in the program (750 words) and ensure that two letters of reference are submitted to the program (one must be an
academic reference; health professional applicants can include one from employer).


All MPH students complete seven mandatory courses, which are scheduled as follows:

First Year Fall Term:
• Foundations of Population and Public Health Practice,
• Population and Public Health Epidemiology,
• Biostatistics,
• Master of Public Health Seminar Series Year One

First Year Winter Term:
• Public Health Research Methods
• Population and Public Health Policy
• Electives (2)

First Year Summer Term:
• Practicum or Thesis

Second Year Fall Term
• Public Health Seminar
• Electives (2 for practicum students)
• Thesis and capstone

Thesis students are required to complete two electives to support their thesis work. Practicum students are required to complete four electives and a capstone paper on the practicum project. MPH students are required to achieve at least B- standing in all mandatory and elective courses and pass the practicum or thesis to complete the MPH degree.

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