Program Minimum Admission Requirements Program Length
PhD
(Doctor of Philosophy)
  • Master’s degree in a public health science-related discipline from a recognized university, with a minimum A– standing
  • Demonstrated educational and/or professional experience that indicates a capacity to undertake research-oriented doctoral studies

normally 4-5 years full-time

up to 6 years full-time

up to 8 years flex-time

DrPH
(Doctor of Public Heath)
  • Master’s degree in a relevant public health sciences or health services-related discipline such as a Master of Public Health, Master of Science (with a health-related thesis), Master of Health Administration, or Master of Health Science, with an average grade equivalent to a B+ or better*
  • At least five years of mid-level management experience in a relevant field or organization
  • Candidates with less than five years of relevant experience may also be considered in exceptional circumstances

normally 4 years full-time

up to 6 years full-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, Indigenous Health, Social & Behavioural Health Sciences (Health Promotion) and Nutrition and Dietetics, and is recommended for Family & Community Medicine and Occupational & Environmental Health

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*
  • Courses in linear algebra, advanced calculus, probability and mathematical statistics

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

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
2 years full-time
Collaborative Specializations
  • Admission requirements for relevant Public Health Sciences degree
  • Specific interest in a collaborative specialization
  • Refer to Collaborative Specialization 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, including Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens who had studied outside of Canada, where the language of instruction was not uniformly English, also require proof of English Language Proficiency.

Notes:

  • Review the information about our Application Process
  • 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