Population and Public Health

School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Information accurate as of: May 24th 2016. Retrieved from the School of Population and Public Health website. For further details, please visit: http://spph.ubc.ca/programs/

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The M.H.A. program teaches skills and concepts unique to health care administration, giving students the tools to take on a leadership role in health care management.  Students complete courses in health systems, policies and management to prepare them for a broad range of issues facing today's health care world. Students are selected from diverse backgrounds including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians and other clinicians, administrators and managers and professionals in health care and related fields.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A degree that is academically equivalent to a UBC 4-year Bachelor’s degree or a designation of equivalent status
  • Minimum GPA: At least four years of study with a B+ average (76% or higher) in third and fourth year-level course work.
  • Quantitative skills: Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in quantitative skills through A) a final grade of B+ (76%) on an approved undergraduate (or graduate) university-level mathematics or statistics course or, minimum scores from a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last 5 years.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Letter of Intent (LOI): Applicants are encouraged to be specific in their letters of intent and clearly articulate your interests in pursuing the MHA at UBC, and describe how the program fits within your overall personal and professional goals. Typically, the LOI is typically 500 words in length.
  • Curriculum Vitae(CV): A detailed and up-to-date CV that highlights your professional work experience and relevant skills.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

Applicants should review our Steps to Apply and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the MHA Program’s How to Apply page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Please contact us by email or phone at:
Sherisse Sy
MHA Program Manager
175-2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604.822.2366
Email: mha.program@ubc.ca

School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Master of Health Science (MHSc)

Information accurate as of: May 24th 2016. Retrieved from the School of Population and Public Health website. For further details, please visit: http://spph.ubc.ca/programs/

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(Credit: UBC School of Population and Public Health)

The Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) degree is a professional degree designed to give the graduate strong research methodology skills that can be applied to their academic and clinical interests. The program is adapted towards students who have an MD and want to gain research experience by applying epidemiological and statistical methods to a major paper under the supervision of a faculty member. Students pursue course work in clinical research skills and obtain skills in survey and questionnaire design and analysis, systematic reviews, clinical trial design, data analysis and presentation.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • MD (Doctor of Medicine): MD degree or equivalent (e.g. dentistry or veterinary medicine) and the general requirements of admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Proof of Quantitative Ability via a mark of 76% or higher in a mathematics or statistics course at the undergraduate or higher level, OR via the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a similar standardized test (GMAT, MCAT) written within the past two years.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Letter of Intent: A statement describing your career objectives, your research interests and how the MHSc program will meet your career goals.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitiate: An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resumedetailing your academic and work history, and noting any relevant research or related experience (in courses, employment, volunteer work), and publications.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the MHSc Program’s How to Apply page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Beth Hensler
Graduate Education Manager
2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604 822-5405
Email: beth.hensler@ubc.ca
Program E-mail: spph.graduate-programs@ubc.ca

School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Information accurate as of: May 24th 2016. Retrieved from the School of Population and Public Health website. For further details, please visit: http://spph.ubc.ca/programs/

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(Credit: UBC School of Population and Public Health)

The Master of Public Health program targets professionals who have been working in the field of public health, many of whom will be in leadership roles, who wish to extend their knowledge in public health methods and applications. Students come from a variety of backgrounds in related content areas such as the health sciences (such as medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, nutrition sciences, pharmacy, midwifery, kinesiology), science (such as microbiology, biology, environmental sciences, statistics), arts (such as sociology, psychology, anthropology) applied sciences, (such as engineering) or business. The M.P.H. Program is a two-year non-thesis program which can be combined with the Master of Science in Nursing or the Diploma in Dental Public Health.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A degree that is academically equivalent to a UBC 4-year Bachelor’s degree or a designation of equivalent
  • Minimum GPA: At least four years of study with a B+ average (76% at UBC) in third and fourth year-level course work.
  • Quantitative skills: Submit scores from a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years or, alternatively, an official transcript in which you have received at least B+ (76% at UBC) on an approved undergraduate mathematics or statistics course taken within the past ten years.  A list of acceptable courses can be found on the program website.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Letter of Intent: A statement describing your career objectives, your research interests and how the MPH program will meet your career goals.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitiate: An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resumedetailing your academic and work history, and noting any relevant research or related experience (in courses, employment, volunteer work), and publications.

Applicants should review the MPH’s Steps to Apply and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

The Master of Public Health Program has an Aboriginal Admissions policy. Please contact Simon Lam (simon.lam@ubc.ca) at SPPH for more details about the Aboriginal Admissions process for the MPH program.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the MPH Program’s How to Apply page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Simon Lam
MPH Program Manager
Room 171, 2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3
604-822-9207 (phone)
604-822-4994 (fax)
simon.lam@ubc.ca

The MPH/MSN program permits students to obtain a dual MPH (Master of Public Health) – MSN (Nursing) degree. Students can be admitted by the School of Population and Public Health and the School of Nursing to pursue an enriched curriculum in public health and nursing studies. Students wishing to pursue the dual MPH/MSN degree program submit one application form, but they must meet the requirements of both schools (SPPH and SON) to be admitted into the MPH/MSN program.  For more information on School of Nursing admission criteria, please visit the MSN program information page or contact Drew St. Laurent at drew.stlaurent@nursing.ubc.ca.

The MPH/DPH Program allows students exposure to the academic and research rigor of the Faculty of Dentistry as well as the interdisciplinary environment and research excellence of the School of Population and Public Health. Graduates will gain a Master of Public Health, giving them good grounding for a career as a leader in population and public health, and a Diploma in Dental Public Health, a dentistry specialty allowing work in a wide variety of environments.

Applicants must satisfy the minimum requirements for admission by both the Master of Public Health and the Faculty of Dentistry. Applicants to this graduate program must hold a DMD or its equivalent from a recognized university, a degree in dental hygiene, or a dental hygiene diploma from an accredited program with a Bachelor degree or a dental hygiene degree. For more information on the Faculty of Dentistry admission criteria, please contact Jackie Lee at fodadms@dentistry.ubc.ca.

School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Master of Science in Population and Public Health (MSc)

Information accurate as of: May 24th 2016. Retrieved from the School of Population and Public Health website. For further details, please visit: http://spph.ubc.ca/programs/

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(Credit: UBC School of Population and Public Health)

The School of Population and Public Health offers a research-oriented Master of Science degree program. The program enables students to gain core knowledge and skills in epidemiological and biostatistical methods and gain research experience by applying these methods to a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Students can pursue thesis research in a wide variety of topics related to the health of populations and the delivery of health services.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Applicantsmust hold a bachelors degree (or recognized equivalent) in a basic or applied science, or a bachelors degree in any other field with demonstrated quantitative abilities, from an accredited university-level institution.
  • Minimum GPA: All UBC graduate students must meet the UBC minimum acceptable academic standing as outlined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Letter of Intent: A statement describing your career objectives, your research interests and how the MSc program will meet your career goals. If you do not include this in the on-line application form, a letter of intent should be sent directly to the Graduate Program Manager by email, fax or hard copy.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitiate: An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resumedetailing your academic and work history, and noting any relevant research or related experience (in courses, employment, volunteer work), and publications.
  • Proof of quantitative abilityvia a mark of 76% or higher in a mathematics or statistics course at the undergraduate or higher level, OR via the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a similar standardized test (GMAT, MCAT) written within the past two years.
  • A confirmation from your potential faculty supervisor indicating their willingness to serve in this role. Please ensure this form is completed and sent directly to the MSc Program Office via email or hard copy.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the MSc in Population and Public Health Program’s How to Apply page for more information.

For further information, visit the Applied Science Professional Programs FAQ. To request further information, please contact:

Beth Hensler
Graduate Education Manager
Phone: 604 822-5405
Email: beth.hensler@ubc.ca

School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Master of Science in Occupational & Environmental Hygiene (MSc)

Information accurate as of: May 24th 2016. Retrieved from the School of Population and Public Health website. For further details, please visit: http://spph.ubc.ca/programs/

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The School of Population and Public Health offers a research-oriented Master of Science degree program. Open to students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, the program enables students to gain core knowledge and skills in epidemiological and biostatistical methods and gain research experience by applying these methods to a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Students can pursue thesis research in a wide variety of topics related to the health of populations and the delivery of health services.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Relevant Field: Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in such areas as the physical or health sciences or engineering. Although there are no specific prerequisite courses, undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and statistics have been valuable for success in the program.
  • Minimum GPA: All applicants must satisfy the general regulations and academic standing requirements (at least a B+ average) of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of UBC.
  • Quantitative Skills: All students must provide demonstration of proficiency in quantitative skills as evidenced by either a score of at least 76% or B+ on an undergraduate course such as mathematics, statistics, physics or completion of the Graduate Record Exam.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • A Letter of Intent:This letter should explain your reasons for interest in the program, your future career plans, and your research interests (if you are planning a thesis-based masters). The letter is usually 1-2 pages in length.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Graduate Record Examination:The GRE is recommended but not required. Scores from GMAT, MCAT, VCAT, PCAT, and DATS will be considered as alternatives to the GRE score.
  • Proficiency in Quantitative Skills: All students must provide demonstration of proficiency in quantitative skills as evidenced by either a score of at least 76% or B+ on an undergraduate course such as mathematics, statistics, physics or completion of the Graduate Record Exam.

More information on Admissions requirements and documents can be found at the Faculty of Graduate Studies website and in our Admission FAQs.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the OEH Program’s Admissions page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:
Erin Smith
MSc OEH Program Coordinator
Rm 166, 2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Email: spph.msc-oeh@ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-2827

School of Population and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 24th 2016. Retrieved from the School of Population and Public Health website. For further details, please visit: http://spph.ubc.ca/programs/

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(Credit: UBC School of Population and Public Health)

The School of Population and Public Health offers a research-oriented PhD program that enables students with a masters degree to advance their knowledge and skills in epidemiological and biostatistical methods. Students will further their research training by applying these methods to independent thesis research under the supervision of a faculty member. Students can pursue thesis research in a wide variety of topics related to the health of populations and the delivery of health services.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Master’s Degree: Applicants must hold a Masters degree or equivalent in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, environmental health, occupational hygiene, or other health discipline, or in another field with evidence of research experience relevant to the proposed field of doctoral study
  • Minimum GPA: Applicants should have achieved a minimum B+ average in third and fourth year courses, and other requirements as per the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies outlines
  • Quantitative Ability: Applicants should have proof of quantitative ability, either through achieving76% or higher in a mathematics or statistics undergraduate or higher level course, taken within the last 10 years, via the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), taken within the last two years, or a similar standardized test such as GMAT or MCAT, taken within the last two years.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • A Letter of Intent:The online form includes a letter of intent where you should describe your career objectives, your research interests and how the PhD program will meet your career goals.
  • Up-to-Date Resume: An up-to-date resume detailing your academic and work history, and noting any relevant research or related experience (in courses, employment, volunteer work), and publications.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Proof of quantitative ability via a mark of 76% or higher in a mathematics or statistics course at the undergraduate or higher level, taken in the past 10 years, or via the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), taken in the last five years, or a similar standardized test (GMAT, MCAT) written within the past two years.
  • Confirmation from potential faculty supervisor: Completed form (.doc) indicating supervisors willingness to serve in this role.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Graduate Program’s PhD Admissions page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Beth Hensler
Graduate Education Manager
Phone: 604 822-5405
Email: beth.hensler@ubc.ca