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Public Health and Social Policy

Build on your passion for health equity, social justice and making a difference in your community.

Our students analyze public health issues and policies from diverse perspectives. They explore the ethical, legal and social dilemmas impacting public health and health and community services. At its core, the collective goal of our school is to promote the health of populations.

In our flexible and accessible online programs, you will learn and engage where you live and work. Practicum placements will help you put your skills into practice.

Study full-time or part-time. Most of our programs are delivered as online or distance studies. You must complete your practicum in Canada or the United States.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MPH 2 years Yes No
DipPH 1.75 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Diploma, Distance
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Other: Online
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required

Areas of focus

  • Indigenous health studies
  • Social policy

Core curriculum

  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Health promotion
  • Social determinants of health
  • Healthy public policy
  • Public health research
  • Public health interventions

Need help?

Contact Laleh Mousavi at phsp2@uvic.ca or 250-721-5374.

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