Admission Requirements

The MPH Program will admit professionals who desire advancement in their knowledge in public health and/or who are preparing for leadership roles within public health. We accept students from a variety of backgrounds; we will strive for maximum diversity in the cohort of students. Both education and experience are important eligibility criteria. Competitive applications will include:

  • A four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum 70% (Canadian equivalent) over the last 2 years of study
  • Demonstrated awareness and interest of the public health profession's role in identifying and solving complex health problems (through work, volunteering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS Academic) if you have not studied at the post-secondary level for at least 2 years in an English speaking country (Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Nigeria). See below for details.
  • Recommended: Successfully completed undergraduate statistics course with a minimum 70% (Canadian equivalency) within the last five years

Please take a moment to review the application process to ensure you are fully prepared when completing your online application.

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 who have completed the High-Advanced level at the Western English Language Centre must provide official proof of completion. Those who have graduated from Level 10 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.

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