MPH in Canada

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by HL7ack123, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. HL7ack123

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    Can anyone provide more insight to the MPH degrees available in Canada? I know theres an online MPH degree offered by the University of Waterloo and an MPH degree at UBC. Apparently there will be a new one starting at U of T but I havn't found any information on that through its website.
     
  2. LeafsFan93

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    Queen's has a new one.
    I believe McGill may as well?
     
  3. chartero

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    18
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
  4. indecisions

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alberta offers an MPH. Toronto has a new school of Public Health and will likely offer an MPH soon. Simon Fraser has one too.
    None of these are currently accredited by the CEPH, but Alberta is currently applying for this.
    Other universities, like Queen's, McGill, Western, Mac, and Dalhousie don't offer "MPH" degrees, but do have epidemiology and probably other types of public health-related grad degrees (i.e. health promotion).
    Having an "MPH" matters much more outside of Canada, so if you plan to stay and work then that's not a big deal.
     
  5. HL7ack123

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    thank you LeafsFan, chartero and indecisions. Is there any information out that there would help me compare the different MPH programs at these Canadian universities? For undergrad I know they had the Macclean but I'm not sure if there is something like this available for graduate studies.
     
  6. indecisions

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Even if you have something like Macleans (or USNEWS), those rankings should not play a large part in your decision.
    Instead, think about what you want out of the degree and acquire more information about each school yourself.
    If you are interested in public health research, consider the research foci at each school and the faculty you'd like to work with.
    If you like public health practice more, then perhaps take a good look at what unique opportunities the programs have to offer, to decide which ones best fit your learning goals.
    Once you get your acceptances, get in touch with current students/profs to learn more about specific programs/opportunities.
     
  7. pbutter

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think such rankings exist for Canadian programs, unfortunately.
     
  8. clee123

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
  9. KGkhan23

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Post Doc
    Thanks for posting that link clee123, I was looking for something like that.
     
  10. sabyphysiology

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    Hello there , any idea about Memorial University MPH program,its cheap and just for 1 year.Any idea about how its gonna be ?Thanx
     

Share This Page