Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences provides students with an understanding of the complexities of public health and health sciences through a focus on individuals, communities, and organizations. Our graduate programs will ensure students emerge as professionals and health researchers who will contribute to the enhancement of the overall health of Canadians.

The Department of Health Sciences also offers an undergraduate Minor in Aging and Health to all students. Our undergraduate Minor in Aging and Health allows students to understand the needs and issues facing older adults, aging throughout the course of life, the impact of aging on populations and society, as well as the impact of society on people as they age.

PhD Health Sciences

Take your research skills to the next level with Lakehead University’s Health Sciences doctoral program. Work with faculty and the community to better the health of at-risk populations through high-quality applied health research.

The September 2022 application cycle for the PhD in Health Sciences program is CLOSED! We will begin to accept applications for the September 2023 intake starting in November 2022.

Please note, you must have a potential supervisor or co-supervisor identified before you apply. This person should be a core faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences.

Click here to learn how to apply to our PhD in Health Sciences program

Build capacity as an engaged health researcher

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Master of Public Health

What are the core competencies of public health professionals in Canada?

The Public Health Agency of Canada "Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada, Release 1.0 informs on the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice public health in Canada. The 36 core competencies represent the foundation on which effective public health practice is built, and are organized into 7 categories: (1) Public Health Sciences; (2) Assessment and Analysis; (3) Policy and Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation; (4) Partnerships, Collaboration and Advocacy; (5) Diversity and Inclusiveness; (6) Communication; and (7) Leadership. Note that these core competencies form the basis of evaluation in our Master of Public Health programs (including programs with Thesis or specializations). 

Please review the document carefully to learn about the core competencies for public health practice in Canada to understand what is expected of students and professionals in the field of public health: Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada.pdf

Develop your leadership potential with one of Lakehead University’s Master of Public Health programs. Whatever your schedule, our distance learning environment with flexible full-time study, or on-campus with full-time study gives you the opportunity to take your career to the next level.

The September 2022 application cycle for the Master of Public Health programs is NOW CLOSED! We will begin to accept applications for the September 2023 intake in November.

Please note, if applying to the thesis-based program, students are encouraged to identify a potential supervisor prior to and before applying. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Click here to learn how to apply to our Master of Public Health program

Broaden your horizons as a public health professional!

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Master of Health Sciences

Lakehead University’s Master of Health Sciences Program gives you the knowledge and research skills you need. Offering the only MHSc program between Winnipeg and Southern Ontario, this innovative program prepares you to be a part of the change

The September 2022 application cycle for the Master of Health Sciences programs is NOW CLOSED! We will begin to accept applications for the September 2023 intake starting in November 2022.

Please note, students are encouraged to identify a potential supervisor prior to and before applying. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Click here to learn how to apply to our Master of Health Sciences program

Make a positive impact through involvement in health research

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