Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the University of Toronto (U of T) is a fully funded scholarship program for graduate studies at Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery, and knowledge creation.

The University of Toronto is proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. Prospective scholars will develop their capacity and networks to engage in diverse healthcare professions and healthcare ecosystems in Africa. Upon completion of the program, it is expected that Scholars will return to their home countries and engage in self-employment or work in a range of health-related professions to advance the health outcomes within their countries upon completion.

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Pillar: Health Ecosytems

Program Status: Active


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Our Master of Public Health (MPH) in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences program offers a transformative approach to health perspectives.

Founded in 1979, the MPH Program in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences (Health Promotion), a professional (non-thesis) graduate program, prepares graduates for versatile career positions across government levels and community health-related agencies.

The MPH Program equips students with ample training in research methods, enabling pursuit of doctoral studies and careers in health promotion and public health research. This program also embraces a distinctive social science perspective to address health issues at individual, community, and population levels. In particular, special attention is given to identifying, understanding and addressing the societal and personal determinants of health. Mutually reinforcing health promotion and public health strategies are covered such as health education and communications, community development, the role of organizational development and change, health advocacy, and the development of health promoting public policy.

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The Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences program is offered through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

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