In order to meet contemporary challenges to public health, the new MPH program will produce professionals who are competent, flexible, and ready to respond to diverse and changing population, disease, and political contexts.
The MPH program complements the existing programs offered by SEPH and builds on our existing strengths in global health, population health risk assessment, and empirical public health sciences. It was developed in response to longstanding interest expressed by multiple stakeholders, including graduate students, SEPH adjunct faculty, leaders of partner public health organizations, and the broader public health community.
In this new program, students will opt into one of four areas in which to focus their learning - Public Health Practice, Public Health Policy, Global Health, or Population Health Risk Assessment. We are partnered with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and our MPH will offer enhanced policy training to all enrolled students, and a policy stream that is unique in Ontario. We will leverage SEPH’s and GSPIA’s existing relationships with federal, provincial, and regional entities to create opportunities for students to experience meaningful real-life practice through a practicum, and support those who wish to explore international placements.
Another feature that is unique to our MPH program is that students will have the option through the MPH+ to learn a second or third language while in the program. Students who select this option will be able to undertake intensive language training throughout their MPH studies through the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
We invite all those interested in a rewarding professional career in public health at either the local, provincial, federal, or international level to submit applications.