Health Evaluation - MHE at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School School of Public Health Sciences 
Faculty Faculty of Health
Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)

In order for an application to be considered, all required documentation, including academic references, must be submitted on or before this date. Please aim to apply by January 18 to allow adequate time to upload supporting documents and ensure that your referees are aware of this firm deadline. 

Delivery mode Online
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program 16 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Coursework

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NOTE: Due to the competitive nature of the professional programs at the University of Waterloo the ideal GPA for admission is based on the current pool of applicants and the previous years GPA cut-off. The minimum Graduate Studies application standard for admission is a CGPA of 3.0 or 75%. Successful applicants in the professional programs in 2020/2021 had an average GPA of 78%.

What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission 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 material

  • Resume/Curriculum vitae
    • Indicating past academic and professional experience
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
  • References
    • Two references are required. One 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
    • One from a relevant paid or volunteer work experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

    • The School of Public Health Sciences does not consider international applications whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirements

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

  • Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree.
  • Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
  • Offered online, the MHE offers flexibility for the working professional and can be completed in 2 to 4 years. It also features a 12-week professional experience component.

  • Review the School of Public Health Sciences website to see information specific to your program of interest

This program page is effective September 2022; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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