School of Public Health

Education Abroad offers over 300 programs available for all UAlberta students to participate in no matter their discipline. As a School of Public Health student, you can participate in all of our programs: semester/year exchanges, short term/summer programs, faculty-led programs and international internships. Discover all the programs EAP has to offer by checking out our Program Finder.

Academic Considerations

You should discuss with an academic advisor in your faculty regarding the specifics for going abroad, as well as regarding choosing and taking academic courses.

Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to receive academic transfer credit if the coursework they complete abroad fits into the program requirements of their UAlberta degree. Faculties will assess credit on a per-course basis with regard to factors such as:

  • the hours of instruction for a course
  • the length/duration of a course
  • the level of a course
  • the course content
  • credit-weight at the host institution

For more information about credit transfer to the School of Public Health, please contact Student Services coordinator Felicity Hey, or at 780-248-1316.

Program Information 

The School of Public Health offers the following international opportunities.

MPH Field Practicum and MSc/PhD Thesis Research

Opportunities for MPH field practicum or MSc/PhD thesis research may be available through established collaborative partnerships between faculty members and organizations abroad, or may propose other suitable settings. Students have completed practicum placements or thesis research in a wide range of countries including: Botswana, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Sierre Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala.

For additional information about planning an international or global health MPH field practicum placement abroad, please consult with your academic advisor and contact the SPH Practicum Program Director, Ruth Wolfe at or 780-492-6476.

For additional information about MSc/PhD thesis opportunities, please contact your academic advisor.

For-Credit Course

In 2013, the School of Public Health offered a new course with funding from University of Alberta International. HPS 506: Interdisciplinary Health Promotion Field School interdisciplinary course is taught as a field school in Zambia in spring term, exposing students to learning about a global health promotion in context.

For additional information about this course, please contact: Gene Krupa, or 250-762-9316.

The following University of Alberta International programs are recommended for students in the School of Public Health based on past participation from students in the Faculty, credit-transfer, and relevance.