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Public Health Sciences (PHS) offers a wide range of options to people entering public health and practicing health professionals looking to enhance their expertise. Over 800 graduate students are currently enrolled in our doctoral and master’s programs across many areas of study in one of the best schools of public health in the world.

Learn more about our PHS Master’s Programs including the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Community Health (MScCH), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics programs.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

MPH: Black Health

The overall objective of this new field will be to provide graduate students with a culturally relevant program to fully understand Black public health issues in preparation for public health practice with Black communities.

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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 practice. It has been established that the health of a population is directly related to the availability of primary care services. Delivery of primary care services is an important determinant of health and is, therefore, a global public health priority.

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MPH: Indigenous Health

Examine Indigenous health issues from multiple perspective and world-views and engage in land-based learning, traditional medicine teachings, interaction with Elders, and community engagement.

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MPH: Nutrition and Dietetics

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics offers students the opportunities to develop expertise in dietetic practice within the health and food systems through health promotion, disease prevention and treatment.

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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

The Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics aims to provide learners with the core theoretical foundations of bioethics, as well as core skills so that they can participate in ethics-related activities in their own careers. it also introduces common, unusual, and emerging ethical issues faced by patients, health care providers, policymakers, and the public in health systems today, both in Canada and globally.

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