University of Manitoba

St. Paul's College

Community Health Sciences


Room 268, Drake Centre, 181 Freedman Crescent

Winnipeg, MB






Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The CHS program offers broad, multidisciplinary training at the Diploma, Master’s and Doctoral levels in the concepts and methods of the population-based health sciences and their application in the practice of population health, public health and preventive medicine. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is designed to produce individuals who will teach in the community health sciences, train other researchers, design and execute major research projects, and serve as senior advisors and consultants in the area of health care policy and planning. The Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degrees are intended to satisfy the demand of health departments for trained community health professionals. Both Master’s level programs provide core training in epidemiology, public health, health policy planning, and health administration. The M.Sc. program has a research focus requiring completion of a thesis while the M.P.H. program has a field-placement / practicum integrating applied public health concepts. The Diploma in Population Health (Dip.P.H.) is course-based and aims to provide senior clinicians in teaching hospitals and managers in provincial and regional health authorities core knowledge and skills in population health sciences, including epidemiology and biostatistics. The knowledge and skills obtained in this program will allow graduates to become more effective clinicians and managers in their own institutions, and better-informed consumers of health research data. In addition to training in the core areas of epidemiology, biostatistics and the social sciences as applied to health (anthropology, economics, sociology and political science), students have an opportunity to obtain advanced training in internationally recognized research programs conducted by specialized units within the department. These units include: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy Centre for Global Public Health Northern Medical Unit Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research As a result, our graduate students have the opportunity to access both internationally regarded researchers and award winning teachers.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

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