School of Public Health & Social Policy

UVic campus

Destination online

Programs offered through the School of Public Health and Social Policy are only offered online --you'll complete the courses in your own community.


Real-life learning

Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide you with an opportunity to complete a practicum to explore the meaning and application of what you learn in your courses as you develop interpersonal and team building skills.


A degree that will land you a job

Primary employers of graduates with a BA in Health and Community Services or the Master of Public Health will be predominantly public sector employers such as the provincial and federal government, health authorities, non-governmental organizations, non-profit community organizations and social service agencies.

Virtual school

Virtual school of learning

The primary mode of delivery will be asynchronous using online technologies with three strategically placed short on-site intensives (entry, area of focus, and culminating student conference).

Area focus

Unique areas of focus

Both the undergraduate and graduate programs provide the opportunity to focus a portion of your course work in a particular area of interest. At the graduate level areas include Indigenous Health, Public Health Nursing and Social Policy. At the undergraduate level areas include Indigenous Health, Ageing, Disability Studies, and International Global Health.

Master of Public Health Applications are now being accepted until February 1 2016. Application Guidelines may be accessed under "Popular Links".

Undergraduate and graduate opportunities

You are invited to apply for one of the following innovative, accessible programs.

  • BA in Health and Community Services
  • Master of Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health

A good place to start are the BA in Health and Community Services, Master of Public Health, and Graduate Diploma in Public Health pages.

You'll complete the courses online in your own community and attend 3 on-campus experiences at the University of Victoria.

We value:

  • Partnerships with people and populations served
  • Critical analysis drawing on principles of social justice and equity
  • Political awareness and political engagement as a basis for social change
  • Interprofessional and multi-disciplinary approaches
  • Diversity and cultural safety
  • Indigenous knowledges