The program information below is valid for the fall 2022 term (September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022).

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  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • Online
  • Delivery mode information 
    • The program is also offered on-campus or in a mix of online and on-campus formats.
  • Length of program 
    • Full-time: 4 terms (16 months)
    • Part-time: 10 terms (40 months)
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An overall 75% average in a four-year undergraduate degree program in a health or related field from a recognized university. Examples of backgrounds would include, but not be limited to, nursing, social science (e.g., psychology, social work), environmental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, optometry, and public health.
    • Minimum of one year work or volunteer experience in an area relevant to public health, health promotion, health care, health systems, or program evaluation.
    • An undergraduate course in research methods (with a minimum 75% average) is recommended.
    • A statement of interest explaining the student’s goals, aspirations, and potential for future leadership in the field.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé/Curriculum vitae
      • Indicating past academic and professional experience.
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 
      • 1 from an academic source, unless more than 5 years have elapsed since the applicant last registered in a university course, in which case both references can be from the professional sources. At least one of the  professional referees must be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s academic abilities.
      • 1 from a relevant paid or volunteer work experience.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • The MHE program includes the completion of 10 graduate-level courses. 8 (including the practicum course) of the 10 courses are required core courses plus 2 electives.
    • Required courses
      • HLTH 614 Foundations of Program Evaluation
      • HLTH 640 Professional Experience Practicum
      • HLTH 651 Theory and Applications in Program Evaluation
      • HLTH 652 Qualitative Methods and Analysis
      • HLTH 653 Evaluation Practice and Management
      • HLTH 654 Systems Thinking and Analysis in Health Program Planning and Evaluation or HLTH 611 The Health Care System
      • HLTH 655 Health Measurement and Survey Methods
      • HLTH 656 Quantitative Methods and Analysis for Program Evaluation Practice
    • Elective courses
      • Students must also complete 2 elective courses. The following is a list of possible elective courses offered by the School of Public Health Sciences:
        • HLTH 603 Health Policy in Public Health
        • HLTH 606B Principles of Epidemiology for Public Health
        • HLTH 608 Health and Risk Communication in Public Health
        • HLTH 609 Management and Administration of Public Health Services
        • HLTH 611 The Health Care System
        • HLTH 617 Population Intervention for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
        • HLTH 632 Health Economics and Public Health
        • HLTH 638 Special Topics in Public Health: Public Health and Social Justice
    • At a minimum, students must obtain an average of 75% or higher in aggregate on the courses presented in fulfilment of the degree requirements. Grades on all courses presented to fulfill the degree requirements must be 70% or higher. A grade below 70% in any course or failing to maintain an average of 75% will necessitate a review of the student's status by the School and may result in a student being required to complete additional coursework or being required to withdraw from the program. The School reserves the right to stipulate additional coursework if it is necessary for the student's preparation.
  • Link(s) to courses