Master of Public Health Program

The Academic Environment

Why McMaster?

The new Master of Public Health (MPH) program will help advance your career through interdisciplinary, small-group study based on real-life situations. You will be one of a small group of learners studying with a diverse faclty of experts in policy management, evironmental health, epidemiology and research.

You'll study at a top-ranked university, in a vibrant and affordable urban centre.

Wide access to resources

Tap into the intellectual and educational resources of other programs, departments, schools, and research groups in the Faculty of Health Sciences and other Faculties across the university. You can interact with and collaborate with other graduate students, residents, and faculty members.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is renowned for its pioneering work in problem-based, self-directed, and small-group learning. The problem-based teaching and learning methodology that uses an inquiry approach, adopted in the MPH, focuses on student-driven small group learning to foster critical thinking, higher retention, and stronger cognitive competencies including communication skills and coping with uncertainty.

Hands-on learning

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine are renowned for their pioneering work in problem-based, self-directed learning. This teaching methodology uses an inquiry approach focusing on student-driven small group learning to foster critical thinking, higher retention and stronger cognitive competencies including communication skills and coping with uncertainty.

Recognized research

For five consecutive years, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) ranked second in the country for biomedical and health care research funding by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, and it oversees $133 million in medical research a year.

Spectrum of healthcare education

FHS is unique in Canada as a Faculty that trains physicians, nurses and healthcare practioners to work collaboratively as an effective health care team to provide the finest patient care.

The programs within the FHS cover the spectrum of health care, including schools of medicine, nursing and rehabilitation science, as well as a midwifery program and a unique and popular undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Collaborative environment

The Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), which delivers the MPH program as well as the Health Research Methodology Masters and PhD programs, is a partner in the Tri-Faculty Health Policy PhD and e-Health MSc programs.

HEI has well established research programs spanning many health and social sciences disciplines. Our faculty members attract intellectually animated graduate students and highly qualified research staff. Together, they nurture a collegial and collaborative atmosphere for learning and discovery.