Program Minimum Admission Requirements Program Length
PhD
(Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Master’s degree with research experience from a recognized university*
  • A- (A minus) average in Master’s program in a relevant area of study
  • Research experience
  • Refer to program and field-specific pages for additional admission requirements

normally 4-5 years full-time

up to 6 years full-time

up to 8 years flex-time

MPH
(Master of
Public Health)
  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university*
  • At least a mid-B average in final year of the degree or in the last 5.0 full course equivalents completed at a senior level*
  • At least one undergraduate statistics course is required for Epidemiology, Social & Behavioural Health Sciences (Health Promotion) and Nutrition and Dietetics, and is recommended for Family & Community Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Health
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for applicants for MPH Epidemiology. See MPH Epidemiology Program page for details
  • Refer to program and field-specific pages for additional admission requirements

16-24 months full-time

up to 6 years part-time

MSc
(Master of Science)
  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university*
  • At least a mid-B average in final year of the degree or in the last 5.0 full course equivalents completed at a senior level*
  • Refer to program and field-specific pages for additional admission requirements

12 months full-time

up to 6 years part-time

MScCH
(Master of Science
Community Health)
  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university*
  • At least a mid-B average in final year of the degree or in the last 5.0 full course equivalents completed at a senior level*
  • Certification / licensure in a Regulated Health Profession
  • Relevant professional experience
  • Refer to program and field-specific pages for additional admission requirements

12 months full-time

up to 6 years part-time

MHSc
(Master of Health Science)
  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university, normally in one of the health care sciences (eg; MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, BSW). Applicants from other disciplines are considered on an individual basis
  • At least a mid-B average in final year of the degree or in the last 5.0 full course equivalents completed at a senior level*
  • At least 3 years of full-time professional work experience
  • Refer to program and field-specific pages for additional admission requirements
2 years full-time
Collaborative Specializations
  • Admission requirements for relevant Public Health Sciences degree
  • Specific interest in a collaborative specialization
  • Refer to program and field-specific pages for additional admission requirements
same as Public Health Sciences degree
Residency Programs

* These are the minimum admission requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies. The Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences may require a higher average for admission to its programs.  International applicants also require proof of English proficiency.

Notes:

  • If you have recently graduated, but do not meet the admission criteria, you will not be considered for admission to our programs.
  • Consult the SGS Admission Requirements FAQ’s
  • For additional information please email admissions.dlsph@utoronto.ca