Report to Community 2016

Effective Education

Gian Jhangri, associate professor, teaching a class in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy.

For the last 10 years, we have been providing programs that are relevant, practical and of the highest quality. On October 15, 2012, our School was accredited by the U.S. Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). This made us the first accredited school of public health in Canada, the second outside the United States and 50th in the world. 

CEPH accreditation is a distinctive mark of quality. It provides assurance that our School and our programs meet professional standards of academic integrity and quality. We strive for continuous improvement and are responsive to the changing landscape of the field. We will be undergoing reaccreditation in 2017 to maintain this standard of excellence.   

Graduate, professional and summer programs in the School are accessible, flexible and designed to meet the demand for skilled public health professionals. 

Our students are exemplary and have been very successful in winning many impressive awards and scholarships. Employers can feel confident knowing that graduates from our School are well prepared professionals, who have been mentored and supported by knowledgeable staff members, and faculty members who are among the world’s leaders in their areas of expertise. 

As students transition to alumni, they serve as ambassadors of our programs and become dedicated public health professionals, improving the health of people nationally and internationally. 

Graduate Programs

Our School offers three graduate degrees: master of public health (MPH), master of science (MSc) and doctor of philosophy (PhD). Additionally, we offered the postgraduate diploma (PGD) in health promotion until 2014. 

To respond to the rapid changes in the science and practice of public health, our School regularly reviews and modifies our curriculum to ensure we are continuously improving and meeting the highest quality standards. In 2016, we launched an MPH program in food safety, the first of its kind in Canada. 

Professional Development

Our professional development programs help today’s public health and other health professionals develop skills, knowledge and tools to tackle new challenges and stay current in their work.