alwaysnew90 Posted October 18, 2011 Share Posted October 18, 2011 Hi, I'm in my last year of BSc undergrad and I'm really looking into applying to the Master's programs in public health. I realized in the last few years that what I really want to do is disease prevention, health promotion, population health... all that public health stuff! So I was looking at some of the MPH programs but I really don't get much info anywhere so I'm hoping someone can help me Right now I'm looking at: - MPH in University of Toronto - MPH in Simon Fraser university - MsPH in McGill - MSc santé communautaire in UdeM - MSc santé communautaire in Laval - Possibly MSc Epidemio in UOttawa? (I'm not really sure if this will be much of public health stuff) I have no clue what are my chances to get in (what kind of GPA/CGPA do I need to get in?) Usually the universities websites say around 75% average but is that really the case or in reality is it much higher than that to actually get accepted? And which university is known to be the best? I'm a resident of Quebec so I do prefer to go to a university in Qc (so much cheaper) but I wouldn't mind going to the "best known" one for Public Health in Canada. I'm wondering if it's possible to do a PhD after doing a MPH if I ever want to do research in health science/population health/community health Also, can I apply for CIHR scholarships if I go to MPH? Since the programs are course-based (and a "practicum") I'm not too sure if I can apply for CIHR. Thank you for reading! p.s. After having some answers from another forum, I'm adding some info about me: I was going to apply for UofT's MPH program specialized in health promotion but since many people say their cutoff is about 3.7/4, I'm not too sure I'll even apply now. My university works on the 10 scale and my CGPA will be about 8 at graduation I think and for my last two years DGPA I'm thinking it will be around 8.5 or so... I don't really have a work experience in the public health area, I've just started working part-time at the Ottawa Public Health last August :S. At least I'll have a research experience (for the Honours BSc) in health sciences and two strong ref letters. But overall I don't think I have very strong experience background. So do I even stand a chance?? or I might just save myself the application fees. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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