Master's Degrees

Offering a wide range of options to people entering public health and practicing health professionals looking to enhance their expertise.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

MPH: Epidemiology

The MPH in Epidemiology provides a solid base in epidemiological methods, an understanding of the breadth of community health and opportunities for applied experiential learning in epidemiologic practice, research and policy. The degree program is intended for students who want a research career (including the pursuit of a PhD in epidemiology), and those who want to work in an applied public health setting.

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MPH: Family and Community Medicine

There is a very important interface between public health and primary care clinical practice1,2. It has been established that the health of a population is directly related to the availability of primary care services3. Delivery of primary care services is an important determinant of health and is therefore a global public health priority.

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MPH: Nutrition and Dietetics

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly Community Nutrition) offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in nutrition practice from a wide range of perspectives within the health system, from disease prevention to palliation.

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MPH: Nutrition and Dietetics – Advanced Standing

Demand for highly skilled nutritionists in communities across Canada to address complex public health issues such as obesity, chronic disease prevention and food security, requires the development of new interdisciplinary graduate education models.

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MPH: Occupational and Environmental Health

The MPH degree in the field of Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) is offered in two options: a professional training option in occupational hygiene, and a research training option in occupational or environmental health.

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MPH: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences (Health Promotion)

Founded in 1979, the MPH Program in the field of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences (Health Promotion) is a professional (non-thesis) graduate program, preparing its graduates for a wide range of career positions found at all levels of government as well as community health-relevant agencies.

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Master of Science in Community Health (MScCH)

MScCH: Addictions and Mental Health

Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) problems account for five of the leading 10 contributors to the burden of illness in Canada. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds work in the AMH field. The MScCH Addictions and Mental Health field will provide graduate-level education to health professionals who are seeking professional education and development in this field.

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MScCH: Family and Community Medicine

Around the world, Family Medicine is becoming increasingly recognized as an academic discipline with its own unique collection of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The University of Toronto’s MScCH (FCM) is a unique and rigorous professional graduate studies degree intended to strengthen the practice of family medicine and primary care by developing leadership, teaching and research skills of the practitioners.

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MScCH: Health Practitioner Teacher Education

Health Practitioner Teacher Education (HPTE) is an area of growing interest as, the expectation for skills training in pedagogy and certification of teaching become the norm for university instructors around the world. The MScCH (HPTE) addresses the practical high quality education needs of health professionals locally, nationally and internationally.

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MScCH: Occupational Health Care

The MScCH in Occupational Health Care (OHC) provides academic training in occupational health for health care professionals working in the field of occupational health. The program is intended for physicians practicing occupational medicine but it may also be taken by nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals working in occupational health.

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MScCH: Wound Prevention and Care

Wounds are common in chronic illnesses such as diabetes and are major factors affecting the increasing need for home care and inappropriate long term use of acute care beds around the world. New knowledge is rapidly transforming the management of this costly and growing health problem. Clinicians from a variety of professional disciplines need the skills to convey new approaches effectively to their colleagues and students.

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Master of Science (MSc)

MSc: Biostatistics

Graduates will be well-suited to work in a support role in universities, government departments, hospitals, pharmaceutical/health corporations and other health agencies such as cancer research units.

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Master of Health Science (MHSc)

MHSc: Bioethics

Enhance core knowledge and skill competencies in bioethics research, education and practice, ideally to strengthen ethics capacity in their health organizations.

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