Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing

Students in the Master of Public Health program with Specialization in Nursing may may be completed through Distance Education on  a Flexible full-time basis; those wishing to complete the Master of Public Health program on a full-time basis must apply to the on-campus program. Note that, once admitted to the Master of Public Health program, students are not permitted to change from the Standard Full-time Option to the Flexible Full-time Option, and vice versa.

All students in the Master of Public Health program with Specialization in Nursing complete a course-based program; the thesis option is not available in the Nursing Specialization at this time (as of January 2015 application cycle).

Program Requirements

All students in the Master of Public Health program with Specialization in Nursing must complete a total of 7 full course equivalents (FCEs), of which 4.5 FCEs are required courses, and 1.5 FCEs consist of a 400-hour Practicum.

Students registered in the course-based Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing must also complete two (2) elective half-courses (1 FCE) at the graduate level. Graduate level elective courses that are not Public Health related must be approved by the Nursing Graduate Coordinator.

The list of program requirements is provided below. Please cross reference the courses listed on this page with the University Course Calendar for any course and program updates.

Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing Program Requirements
  • HESC 5010: Foundations of Public & Population Health - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5013: Social and Ecological Determinants of Health - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5030: Introduction to Biostatistics - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5070: Epidemiology I - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5210: Health Promotion and Illness Prevention - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5213: Environmental and Occupational Public Health - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5332: Nursing Theory in Public Health - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5337: Nursing Leadership - 0.5 FCE
  • HESC 5510: Program Planning and Evaluation - 0.5 FCE
  • Two (2) elective half-courses at the graduate level - 1.0 FCE
  • HESC 5805: Practicum & Report - 1.5 FCE

Course-Based Specifics

Students in the Course-based Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing must successfully complete:

  • Two (2) elective half-courses (1 FCE) at the graduate level

For more information, see suggested Program Plan (Course Option). Note that students who elect to deviate from the suggested Program Plan Layout are responsible for ensuring that they meet all program requirements in a timely fashion.

 

Course Schedule

Note: Each course requires 15 to 20 hours per week

Required courses normally offered in the Fall term
  • HESC 5010: Foundations of Public & Population Health
  • HESC 5013: Social and Ecological Determinants of Health
  • HESC 5070: Epidemiology I (Note: HESC 5030 is not a pre-requisite of HESC 5070)
  • HESC 5337: Nursing Leadership
  • HESC 5510: Program Planning and Evaluation
Courses normally offered in the Winter term
  • HESC 5030: Introduction to Biostatistics (Note: HESC 5030 is not pre-requisite of HESC 5070)
  • HESC 5210: Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
  • HESC 5213: Environmental and Occupational Public Health
  • HESC 5332: Nursing Theory in Public Health
Electives
  • Electives are offered throughout the academic year on a 2-year 

 

About the Practicum & Report

HESC 5805: Practicum and Report is normally completed once all required and elective courses are complete.

All students in the Master of Public Health program with Specialization in Nursing complete a 400-hour practicum and report, worth 1.5 FCEs. Students must complete both the 400-hour practicum placement and associated report in order to receive credit for this course. Students will register in a 'placeholder' course in each term that they are working on the practicum and project. Please refer to our Practicum Information page.