MSc Programs


Are you interested in taking what you learn and using it in ways that are relevant and applicable?

Then you may be just who we're looking for.

A research-intensive, thesis-based master of science degree:

  • emphasizes original research and research methodology
  • develops advanced research skills under the supervision of a professor
  • involves a mixture of coursework, research and an oral thesis defense

The application period for fall 2024 admission is Oct. 1, 2023 to Feb. 1, 2024. 

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Office of Educational Programs Contact

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

Scholarships and Awards

We are looking for top-notch students who excel in an academic environment. Learn about recruitment scholarships available exclusively to applicants to our MSc program.

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

Academic Leaders

Roman Pabayo

Work with talented professors recognized for their innovative public health research.

Learn about their research interests.

Plan Your Program

MSc Specializations

Choose from seven specializations to increase your ability to generate new knowledge in the field of public health:

Course Layout

The Course Layout summarizes all course requirements, including core courses, specialization courses and electives.

View the MSc Course Layout

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 your thesis supervisor.

View the MSc Program Sequence

Course Registration

You can find out when our courses are offered and/or register (if space is available) in Bear Tracks. Need help? Visit for more information.

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 Aug. 20 for fall term
  • After Dec. 22 for winter term
  • After Apr. 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.

Course Calendar