Program

Students interested in applying for the MPH Program should do so by March 1st, for an August start date.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.P.H.2 years

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program trains public health professionals to measure, assess and manage increasingly complex population and public health issues.  It offers graduate students integrated learning opportunities in the five core disciplines of public health:

  • Biostatistics – Collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and interpretation of health data; design and analysis of health-related surveys and experiments; and concepts and practice of statistical data analysis.
  • Epidemiology – Distributions and determinants of disease, disabilities and death in human and animal populations; the characteristics and dynamics of populations; the natural history of disease; and the biological basis of health.
  • Environmental Health Sciences – Environmental factors, including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.
  • Health Services Administration – Development, organization, administration, management, evaluation and policy analysis of health programs.
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences – Concepts and methods of social and behavioural sciences relevant to the identification and the solution of public health problems.

The MPH is a professional course-based degree with a practicum. It is an interdisciplinary program intended to prepare individuals for professional practice and leadership in public health. The program is designed for completion in two academic years of full-time study. Students may also choose to study part-time over a maximum of five years. During their first term in the program, each student is assigned an academic advisor who will mentor them through their core required courses, practical and elective selection.

The Master of Public Health program can also be completed as an online program. The online option is most suitable for part-time study (3-5 years), but can also be completed in two years. Applicants interested in this option should state so clearly at the beginning of their Letter of Interest.

Tuition

Program Canadian International
Master of Public Health $10,003.00 $15,004.50
Master of Public Health Thesisper term $1,167.00 $1,750.50

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Public Health

  • A four-year bachelor’s or higher degree, from a recognized college or university in health sciences, life sciences, social science or business
  • A minimum Cumulative Weighted Average of 70% for the last two years of undergraduate study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study and research
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three referees
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed an online application you will need to have the following documents submitted:

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses (including, where necessary, a certified English translation), even if a degree was not awarded. You do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Have the transcripts sent directly from the institutions to the department address below.
  • If your current degree is still in progress, you will need to arrange for your official final transcripts showing the awarding of your degree to be sent to your department.
  • Copies of transcripts are not acceptable as final admission documents, unless they have also been verified and stamped by your issuing institution.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency your English test results need to be sent directly from the organization where your tests were taken to the department address below.

In addition to the above official documents, mail the following to the program office listed below:

  1. A brief letter of interest (approximately 1-2 pages in length) addressed to the MPH Program Director. This letter should include:
    • A description of all employment and/or study experiences that relate to their interests in Public Health; and
    • A description of why the applicant wants to pursue a degree in the interdisciplinary context of the School of Public Health; and
    • A description of their education and career aspirations and how they feel the program will help meet these goals.
  2. A current curriculum vitae that minimally includes the following information:
    • name and contact information
    • education and awards
    • employment
    • other relevant experience

Contact

School of Public Health
E Wing Health Sciences
104 Clinic Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4

Program Chair
Lalita Bharadwaj
Email: sph.admissions@usask.ca

Admissions
Susan Mason
Email: sph.admissions@usask.ca