Community Health

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Community Health (MScCH) degree is offered by the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. This professional master’s program is restricted to practising health professionals and/or individuals who can demonstrate significant experience in the health care field. Five fields are offered:

  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Health Practitioner Teacher Education
  • Occupational Health Care
  • Wound Prevention and Care

Students in the MScCH program have the option of completing an emphasis in Global Public Health.


Quick Facts

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Application payment deadline MScCH:

17-Jan-2020

MScCH:

17-Jan-2020

Supporting documents deadline MScCH:

17-Jan-2020

MScCH:

17-Jan-2020

MScCH:

Mid-B in final year of bachelor’s

MScCH:

Mid-B in final year of bachelor’s

Program length (full-time only) MScCH:

3 sessions

MScCH:

3 sessions


Master of Science in Community Health​

Program Description

The MScCH is an innovative program designed to meet the needs of experienced health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in public health. It is intended for practising health professionals and/or individuals who can demonstrate significant experience in the health-care field. Five fields are offered:

  • Addictions and Mental Health

  • Family and Community Medicine

  • Health Practitioner Teacher Education

  • Occupational Health Care

  • Wound Prevention and Care

The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a public health specialty and/or one of the regulated health professions in Ontario with the equivalent of a minimum mid-B average in the final academic year.

  • Relevant academic preparation and professional experience as a public health, community, or clinical practitioner.

  • Some fields (i.e., Family and Community Medicine, Occupational Health Care, and Wound Prevention and Care) require appropriate certification/licensure in a regulated health profession and may require a valid license to practise in Canada or the student's home jurisdiction.

Program Requirements

  • The MScCH is a coursework-only program which requires the completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ​​0.5 FCE of a core public health sciences subject,

    • 0.5 to 1.0 FCE in supervised field placements or practica,

    • normally 2.5 FCEs in field-specific required courses, and

    • 1.0 to 1.5 FCEs in elective courses.

  • A diploma in Community Health may be awarded in exceptional circumstances to students who have completed 70% of the program requirements (at least 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including the required courses for the field, and with the approval of the department.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time​

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