Canadian Public Health Schools

List of Canadian Public Health Schools and the Programs Offered

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Degrees offered

Key themes/divisions

Ryerson University – School of Occupational and Public Health Link
  • Public Health and Safety or Occupational Health and Safety (BASc)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (Continuing Education Certificate
  • Program)
Public health and safety program:

  • Epidemiology and disease processes
  • Food science and hygiene
  • Occupational health and safety
  • International health
  • Health research methods
  • Risk assessment
  • Health administration and law
  • Health education, promotion, and planning

Occupational health and safety program:

  • Epidemiology and disease processes
  • Safety systems and accident theory
  • Management and law
  • Health research methods
  • Occupational hygiene and toxicology
  • Risk assessment and communication
  • Health education, promotion, and planning
University of Alberta – School of Public Health Link
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Health Promotion)
  • MPH (Applied Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy and Management, Health Promotion, or Public Health Leadership)
  • MSc (Clinical Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy Research, Health Promotion, Health Technology Assessment, Occupational Health)
  • PhD (Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Socio-Behavioural Sciences, Health Services and Policy Research, Public Health)
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Health policy and management
  • Health promotion and socio-behavioural sciences
  • Public health leadership
University of British Columbia – School of Population and Public Health Link
  • MHA (Health Administration)
  • MHSc (Clinical Epidemiology)
  • MPHMSc (Occupational and Environmental Hygiene or Population and Public Health)
  • PhD (Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Global Health, Health Economics, Health Services Research, Maternal-Child Health, Occupational & Environmental Health, Public Health, Emerging Threats, Rapid Response, or Social and Life Course Determinants of Health)
  • Residency (Public Health and Preventive Medicine)
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Global and indigenous health
  • Health care services and systems
  • Maternal-child health
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Public health, emerging threats, and rapid response
  • Social and life course determinants of health
University of Montreal – School of Public Health(École de Santé Publique) Link Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

  • Community Health
    • Certificate
    • Microprogramme
    • Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS)
    • MSc (Community Health – Intervention or Research Options)
    • PhD (Community Health)
  • Public Health
    • Microprogramme
    • PhD (Public Health)
  • Bioethics
    • Microprogramme
    • Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS)
    • MA (Bioethics – Professional or Research Options)
    • PhD (Bioethics)
  • Biomedical SciencesMSc (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Residency & Internship in Community Health


Department of Health Administration

  • MSc (Health Service Administration)
  • MSc (Health Technology Evaluation)
  • Specialized Graduate Diploma in Health Services Administration (DESS)
  • Microprogramme in Health Services Administration
  • PhD in Public Health, Advanced Degree in Analysis and Evaluation of Health Interventions (AnÉIS)


Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

  • MSc (Research, Taught, and with Internship)
  • Microprogramme in Environmental and Occupational Health
  • DESS in Occupational Health
  • DESS in Environment, Health, and Disaster Management
  • DESS in Toxicology and Risk Analysis
  • PhD in Public Health
  • MSc in Community Health (Environment Option)
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services management
  • Health care organization
  • Health promotion
  • Toxicology and risk analysis
  • Biostatistics
  • Disease prevention and health promotion
  • Global health
  • Ethics in population health
  • Environment, health, and disaster management
  • Occupational health (industrial hygiene)
University of Saskatchewan – School of Public Health Link
  • Msc (Collaborative Biostatistics, Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics)
  • MPH (campus and distance)
  • PhD (Collaborative Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics)
  • Aboriginal peoples’ health
  • Agricultural and rural public health
  • Applied public health
  • Environmental health
  • Global health
  • Human-animal interface in infectious disease
  • Social and behavioural health
  • Vaccinology and immunotherapeutics
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services administration
University of Toronto – Dalla Lana School of Public Health Link
  • Biostatistics (MScPhD)
  • Epidemiology (MPHPhD, Public Health and Preventive Medicine [non-degree])
  • Global Health (Master Global Health Focus & Collaborative PhD program)
  • Interdisciplinary (MPH Community Nutrition or Family & Community Medicine, MScCH Additions and Mental Health, Family and Community Medicine, Health Practitioner Teacher Education, Occupational Health Care, Public Health Nutrition, or Wound Prevention and Care)
  • Occ and Env Health (MPH)
  • Public Health Policy (TBD)
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences (MPH Health Promotion, PhD Health & Behavioural Science, and PhD Social Science & Health)
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Interdisciplinary division
  • Occupational and environmental health
  • Public health policy
  • Social and behavioural health science
University of Victoria – School of Public Health and Social Policy Link
  • Undergraduate:
    • BA (Health and Community Services)
  • Graduate:
    • Graduate Diploma (Public Health)
  • MPH
  • Undergraduate:
    • Disability studies
    • Indigenous peoples’ health
    • Gerontology/ageing
    • International and global health & human development
  • Graduate:
    • Indigenous peoples’ health
    • Public health informatics
    • Public health nursing
  • Social policy
University of Waterloo – School of Public Health and Health Systems Link
  • BSc in Health Studies (Health Informatics Option; Health Research Specialization; Minor in Gerontology; Option in Aging Studies; Pre-Health Professions Specialization); Bachelor of Health Promotion (provisional approval)
  • MSc in Health Studies and Gerontology
  • MPH (generalist or socio-behavioural stream)
  • Masters of Health Informatics (with a field in Public Health and Healthy System Informatics)
  • PhD in Health Studies (specializations in Population Health; Aging, Health and Wellbeing; Work and Health); two other degrees are pending review and approval including a Masters in Health Program Evaluation and a Bachelor of Public Health
  • DrPH program and new fields of study within the MPH, MSc, and PhD programs in development.
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Health and aging
  • Health care system integration, management, and informatics
  • Food and water security and governance
  • Healthy inequity, poverty, and aboriginal health
  • Health and the environment