MSc General Public Health


The aim of the Master of Science (MSc) Program in general public health is to enhance students' research knowledge and skills in areas not covered by the specialist MSc thesis programs offered by the School of Public Health.

Students in this program have the flexibility to tailor their choice of elective courses to their thesis topics. Students interested in interdisciplinary research around emerging issues might want to pursue this program.

After completing the program, graduates will be prepared for doctoral level work and for research-related positions.

Core Courses

These courses are required in order to complete this program:

SPH 555 - Foundations of Public Health Research (*3)
SPH 596 - Epidemiology Methods 1 (*3)

Elective Courses

Students are required to complete *12 of graduate level coursework as approved by their supervisor.


Students will successfully complete and defend a thesis on a research topic in the program area, defined in consultation with the student's supervisory committee. The scope and quality of the thesis should normally be appropriate to form the basis for a refereed journal publication.

As you prepare to defend your thesis in the Final Oral Examination, you will want to become familiar with the Master's Final Oral Examinations Procedures.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is four years (full or part time) from the date of first registration.

Educational Programs Contact

Phone: 780-492-8211
Fax: 780-492-0364