MSc Programs

If you’re interested in an academic career, or pursuing a doctoral degree, you will be able to achieve those goals through a research intensive, thesis-based master of science degree. 

A thesis-based master's degree emphasizes original research and research methodology. You will develop and demonstrate your advanced research skills under the supervision of a professor. A thesis-based master’s degree program involves a mixture of coursework, research and an oral defense of your thesis.

[ Highlights ]

  • Build on your undergraduate training with advanced knowledge and skills.
  • Take core courses common to all specializations.
  • Choose specialization courses and electives.
  • Conduct your own research and complete a thesis.
  • Work closely with your supervisor to focus on your specific area of interest.
  • Gain access to a variety of scholarships and awards.

[ Benefits ]

  • Enhance your career prospects.
  • Acquire a firm foundation in public health knowledge.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge and acquire more skills related to your interests.
  • Develop research and analytical skills.
  • Be mentored and supported throughout your program.
  • Tap into financial assistance.
MSc Course Layout

The Course Layout summarizes all of the degree requirements, including core courses, specialization courses and electives.

MSc Program Sequence

The Program Sequence summarizes all of the degree requirements, including courses, professional development, ethics training, and thesis research. This Program Sequence is a suggested model for the timing of the degree requirements; the timing may differ by student, however, so final planning decisions should be discussed with thesis supervisor.



Course Credits

Maximum Length

Clinical Epidemiology 18 4 years
Environmental Health Sciences 12 4 years
Epidemiology 21 4 years
General Public Health
18  4 years
Global Health 24 4 years
Health Policy Research 18 4 years
Health Promotion and Socio-behavioural Sciences 15 4 years