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Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing (MPH/MSN)

Course Description

Master of Public Health

The M.P.H. Program is a two-year non-thesis program. It will normally be completed in three academic terms and one term devoted to a practicum.

The M.P.H. program is available in two formats:
- Traditional classroom-based curriculum: on-campus classes scheduled on a Monday to Friday timetable.
- Distributed learning format: each course consists of three full days on campus, one day per month. An additional 15 hours of curriculum is online for each course. Full day classes will be scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Courses will be scheduled so that classes for four separate courses can take place over three extended weekends (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in a term.

Master of Science in Nursing

The M.S.N. program is designed to prepare graduates to function as leaders in a range of roles such as education, advanced practice, policy implementation, health care management, and nursing knowledge development.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to pursue the dual M.P.H./M.S.N. degrees program must meet the admission requirements for and be accepted by both the M.P.H. and M.S.N. programs.

Students already admitted to one or the other program may apply to the dual degrees program option during their first year of enrolment. Students wishing to transfer to the program from another UBC program must meet admission requirements and be accepted by both the M.P.H. and M.S.N. programs.

Program Requirements

The two master’s degrees, M.P.H. and M.S.N., are awarded on the completion of 60 credits of work approved by the Directors. Students must complete a total of 60 credits. Of these, at least 30 must be SPPH, including a 6 credit practicum and 30 must be NURS, including a 6 credit thesis.

The M.P.H. and M.S.N. will be conferred at the completion of the dual program after all requirements for both degrees have been met. Students who choose to receive either the M.P.H. or the M.S.N. prior to completion of the dual degrees program may apply for one of the degrees provided all requirements for that degree have been satisfied. Students selecting this option must withdraw from the dual degrees program

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing
- Specialization: Health Sciences
- Subject: Health and Medicine
- Mode of delivery: On campus / Online combination
- Program components: Coursework + Options
- Registration options: Full or Part-time
- Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Visit the Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Nursing (MPH/MSN) page on the University of British Columbia website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Tuition Award - No. of awards TBC

International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to $3,200 per annum


Students must hold a valid Student Authorization (Study Permit).

Application Procedure

Students do not need to apply, as all international students who are eligible are automatically considered for this scholarship. Awards are assigned on the Student Information System, and, once assigned, can be viewed by logging onto the Student Service Centre.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC

Course Fees

Tuition per year: Canadian $9,049.71, International $15,898.77

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