Master of Science in Public Health: Global Health Option

The goal of the Global Health Option is to provide enhanced training in global health. Students will become familiar with topics of global health relevance in a 3-credit introductory course and will additionally choose 6 elective credits from a list of approved courses focusing on specific global health issues. The practicum site must be relevant to global health, and conducted in a global health setting. The global health option will enhance the core training that students receive in the MSc in Public Health program.  Students in this option are eligible to apply to the McGill Global Health Programs for financial support of their practicum.

MScPH Global Health Option Requirements

Minimum 60 credits required for graduation:

  • 33 credits from required courses
  • 9 credits from summer practicum 
  • 19 credits from complementary courses

Required Courses

The required courses cover diverse subjects including:

  • managing population-level data,
  • interpreting and critiquing research,
  • learning statistical software,
  • foundations of environmental policy,
  • introduction to measurement techniques,
  • introduction to global health and more

 

 

 

Courses

Students enrolled in the population dynamics option are required to take all MScPH core courses as well as the following course:

PPHS 511 Fundamentals of Global Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

*Students exempted from any of the courses listed above must replace them with additional Complementary credits.

 

Complementary Courses

Work with your academic supervisor to choose courses based on your interests.

Course selections must include a minimum of 3 credits in each of these categories:

  • environmental health
  • health policy and management
  • population and public health interventions (social and behavioral science)

Please see the full list of Complementary MScPH Courses here

 

AND 6 credits of coursework, at the 500 level or higher, from the list of courses approved by the Global Health Option that have not been taken to satisfy other program requirements:

EPIB 681 Global Health: Epid. Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

GEOG 503 Advanced Topics in Health Geog 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


NUTR 501 Nutrition in Dev Countries 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PPHS 525 HlthCare Systems in Comp Persp 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PPHS 529 Global Env Hlth&Burden/Disease 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 513 Soc Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Practicum

The practicum must be approved by both the Global Health Option Committee and the MScPH Academic Advisor.

For more information about the MScPH practicum, please see the practicum page

PPHS 630 MScPH Practicum/Project 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer