Public Health Sciences

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The Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health offers four graduate degrees, available both full-time and part-time. Applicants are strongly advised to have some background in statistics and quantitative methods. In addition, field and employment experience are taken into consideration, especially for the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is designed for students interested in professional and/or research careers in the community, academic, public, or private sectors. Five fields are offered:

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Family and Community Medicine
  3. Health Promotion (Social and Behavioural Health Sciences)
  4. Nutrition and Dietetics ​
  5. Occupational and Environmental Health

The Master of Science (MSc) degree is for students interested in research and academic careers in Biostatistics.

Students in the MPH and MSc programs have the option of completing an emphasis in Global Public Health.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree prepares students for research and academic careers in the public health science disciplines. Fields include:

  1. Biostatistics
  2. Epidemiology
  3. Social and Behavioural Health Sciences
  4. Occupational and Environmental Health (effective Fall 2015)

The PhD program may be completed on a full-time or flexible-time basis.

Degrees Offered

​Public Health Sciences - MPH, MSc, PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MPH-19-Jan-2016
MSc-19-Jan-2016
PhD-1-Dec-2015
MPH-19-Jan-2016
MSc-19-Jan-2016
PhD-1-Dec-2015
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MPH-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MPH-n/a
MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MPH-B
MSc-B
PhD-A-
MPH-B
MSc-B
PhD-A-
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MPH-No
MSc-No
PhD-No
MPH-No
MSc-No
PhD-No
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MPH-n/a
MSc-After
PhD-Before
MPH-n/a
MSc-After
PhD-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MPH-n/a
MSc-No
PhD-n/a
MPH-n/a
MSc-No
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MPH-n/a
MSc-Either
PhD-Either
MPH-n/a
MSc-Either
PhD-Either
9. Program length (full-time only) MPH-4 sessions full-time; 3 sessions full-time advanced-standing option
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years
MPH-4 sessions full-time; 3 sessions full-time advanced-standing option
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar