How to Apply

The MPH program will be holding info sessions from October to December. For more information, please click here.

Application opening and deadline will be published well in advance for the September start date. Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early, in order to leave sufficient time to obtain the necessary documents and test results. Identification of a supervisor is not part of the MPH admissions process as it is a practicum-based program. There is a non-refundable $250.00 CAD acceptance deposit. This means that applicants who are offered a spot in the program must pay a $250.00 CAD deposit to secure their spot and the deposit would then be transferred to pay a portion of the student’s tuition.

1. Confirm eligibility

Applicants should review the admissions requirements before applying to the program.

2. Apply online

Complete the online application. Application fees for domestic applicants is $102.00 CAD and for international applicants is $165.00 CAD. It takes about 45-60 minutes to complete the online application and a credit card is required. If you experience any technical issues with your online application, please email graduate.apply@ubc.ca.

3. Prepare and submit the required documents

Applicants can upload documents in online application form.

Official Transcripts All applicants must upload scans of official transcripts (in PDF format) from all post-secondary institutions attended, including front and back pages. If the official transcript does not indicate the degree name and the degree conferral date, official copies of the degree certificate must be uploaded as well. Please note there are different requirements for Canadian transcripts and international transcripts. Paper transcripts are not required at this stage of the application.
References The form will ask for contact information for three referees and referee instructions can be found here. Referees with institutional emails will be allowed to submit their references online.  Please note that referees will only be notified about submitting references once the application has been submitted.
CV The CV must the number of hours per month spent for each experience listed. More information can be found here.
LOI The LOI must not exceed 700 words. More information can be found here.
Permanent Resident Card
(if required)
Permanent residents of Canada must submit a photocopy of both sides of their PR Card.
GRE Scores
(if required)
GRE (or equivalent test) scores must be submitted electronically through the testing agency and we must receive the score by our deadline. We encourage applicants to book a date early if you need to take the GRE. More information about the quantitative admission requirements can be found here.
TOFEL or IELTS
(if required)
TOEFL or IELTS test scores must be submitted electronically by our deadline. We encourage applicants to book a date early if you need to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

4. Check your application status online

Applicants can check their application status through the online application system by logging into My Applications and reviewing their Submitted Applications. You can also upload updated documents and/or change referees up until the deadline when you view your submitted applications. Please note that we do not contact students directly regarding the status of their documents.

5. Accept offer and pay acceptance deposit

Applicants who are offered admissions must pay an acceptance deposit and accept the offer before the deadline. Instructions on how to do this will be listed in the offer letter.

Please visit the Admissions Information page for answers to all admission questions.