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What will I learn?

The School of Public Health offers a course-based degree of Master of Public Health (MPH) with several specializations.

  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Food Safety
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion

All Master of Public Health students must complete the following:

Core Courses (24):

SPH 530 - This is Public Health
SPH 535 - Using and Creating Evidence in Public Health Practice
SPH 536 - Engagement for Public Health Action
SPH 541 - Leadership and Professional Practice I
SPH 546 - Leadership and Professional Practice II
SPH 547 - Leadership and Professional Practice III and Capping Project
SPH 598 - Field Practicum


Students must also declare a Specialization and complete the Specialization and Elective courses.

Length of Program

The minimum time to complete the Master of Public Health degree is 20 months. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is six years (part- or full-time) from the date of first registration.


  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Applied Biostatistics
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Which department am I in?

School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (20 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,321.60 (US$ 7,024) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

September 2022


University of Alberta

North Campus,

116 Street and 85 Avenue,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2R3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Total score of 90 with a score of at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based) or equivalent; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5, with at least 5.5 on each test band; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall 70 with at least 60 on each subtest; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - 61 with a minimum band score of 60.

For international students

Students must have a baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent in a relevant field from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta, with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale over the last 60; at least one year of relevant experience is required.

English Language Requirement:

PTE Academic score of 61; a minimum acceptable TOEFL score of 92 with a score of at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (Internet-based) or equivalent; or a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6 on each test band on the IELTS.

The application period for Fall 2022 admission is from October 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021.


About University of Alberta

One of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta has an international reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked among top 100 universities in the world (CWUR, 2021)
  • 18 faculties, offering more than 200 undergraduate programs
  • Students from over 150 countries
  • 81st in the world for research impact (NTU Ranking 2019)

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