Prospective Students

Become tomorrow’s public health leader

If you would like to have the skills needed to tackle global health issues, implement disease prevention strategies, evaluate health promotion programs and equity of accessibility to healthcare, conduct innovative research into the health of communities, and develop the policies required to ensure a healthy population, then the Master of Public Health degree at UBC is the program for you.

The Master of Public Health program targets professionals who have been working in the field of public health, many of whom will be in leadership roles, who wish to extend their knowledge in public health methods and applications. We also encourage applications from students who have recently completed a bachelor degree in related content areas including the health sciences, science, arts, applied sciences, or business.

We offer our students a solid grounding in epidemiological methodology and quantitative analysis, a rigorous curriculum with a wide range of public health courses, faculty who are leaders in their field, and hands-on experience through the 12 week practicum, while classes take place at the beautiful UBC Vancouver campus, surrounded by mountains and the sea.

Applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal are encouraged to apply as we reserve seats for applicants with Aboriginal ancestry.

  • admissions

    Admission Information

    Find out more information about admission requirements.

  • how to apply

    How to Apply

    Learn more about how to apply to our program.
  • mph FAQs


    Check out some of the common questions here!

Photo credit: Martin Dee / UBC Communications & Marketing