Admission Requirements


The MPH Program will admit health professionals who desire advancement in their knowledge in public health and/or who are preparing for leadership roles within public health. The ideal candidate will have one of several backgrounds; we will strive for maximum diversity in the cohort of students.  Both health related education and health related experience are important eligibility criteria. We are interested in candidates with one of the following profiles:

  • Regulated (or licensed) health professional with a completed health related undergraduate, graduate or professional degree from a recognized Canadian university or equivalent and a minimum of two years of post graduate health work experience (e.g. RN, medical resident post PGY2, dietitian) OR

  • A completed undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized Canadian university or equivalent and three years of post graduate health related work experience (e.g. health promotion, health geography, health journalism)

All candidates must also meet the following admission criteria:

  1. Must have a minimum average of B+ (78% or higher) on the last 10 full courses or 20 half-courses completed (approximately 2 years of full-time study);
  2. Successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course with a minimum 70-75% (Canadian equivalency) and/or GRE within the last five years is recommended; and
  3. Proof of registration or licensure from relevant regulatory organization if applying as a health practitioner.

Additionally, international students must meet English language fluency requirements as outlined below.

English Language Proficiency


Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or CAEL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by the testing agency.  Those graduates from Level 5 of the Fanshawe College ESL Program must provide official proof of graduation.


Admission to the MPH Program is highly competitive and possessing the minimum requirements does not ensure an offer of admission.