MPH Programs

94% of our MPH graduates have found either full- or part-time employment.


Are you looking for a public health graduate program that combines a theoretical and a hands-on approach?

The master of public health (MPH) degree is a professional degree designed to prepare practitioners to play roles in key public health functions, such as assessment, planning, action implementation and evaluation.

The application portal for MPH programs for Fall 2020 admission is closed. The application period for Fall 2021 admission is October 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020.

Office of Educational Programs Contact

P: 780-492-8211 | F: 780-492-0364 | E:

Scholarships and Awards

We want to recruit the brightest and the best. Learn about this recruitment scholarship available exclusively to applicants to our MPH programs:

These awards are specifically for students in our MPH programs:

Find out more about scholarships, awards and assistance for students.

Practicum Experience

Katelyn Killingsworth

All MPH students learn to bridge theory and practice by completing a practicum.

Meet Katelyn Killingsworth (MPH '18) and read about her MPH practicum experience in India.

Plan your program

MPH Specializations

Choose from seven specializations to develop practical skills and enhance your knowledge about public health:

Program Requirements

Learn about the requirements of our MPH degree program.

MPH Degree Requirements


Course Descriptions

Our MPH core curriculum and related competencies were designed with one overreaching goal in mind: to prepare our MPH graduates for public health practice.

Read the Core Course Descriptions

Core Course Sequence

The Core Course Sequence summarizes the sequence and timing for completing the MPH degree program requirements.

View the Core Course Sequence

Course Registration

You can find out when our courses are offered and / or register (if space available) using Bear Tracks.

Not enrolled in our programs?
Graduate level students who are not enrolled in a program* offered by the School may register in our courses if space is available. For these individuals, registration opens:

  • After August 20 for Fall Term
  • After December 22 for Winter Term
  • After April 17 for Spring Term
  • After June 19 for Summer Term

*If you are not currently registered in another program at the University of Alberta, it is possible to take courses as an Open Studies student or through the Western Deans' Agreement.