Steps to apply

Admission Requirements

  1. The BA in Public Health is a four-year degree program consisting of 30 required units.
  2. Most students entering the program will have already completed 30 units of 1st and 2nd year course work at UVic or another recognized post-secondary institution, upon admission. Students interested in entering the program in second year and/or you have not yet completed 30 units of course work should contact to discuss whether they are eligible.
  3. Students are selected through a competitive application process. A GPA of 4.0 (B-) on the most recent 12 units is required for consideration.
  4. Admission of transfer students who have completed transferable coursework at another recognized post-secondary institution will be considered, as per UVic transfer credit policies outlined in the current UVic Calendar.
  5. All students must meet UVic’s “Academic Writing Requirement”, as outlined in the current UVic Calendar.
  6. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Precalculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 or equivalent.

Apply Online

If you are a new applicant, already have a UVic ID, or you are already a UVic student, click-on this link to start your application now.


Required Documents

1) Submit official transcripts

  • High school completion or equivalent
  • All post-secondary
  • Please upload unofficial copies of all transcripts with your online application. Official copies will only be required if you are offered a place in the program.

2) Letter of Intent

The Letter of Intent must include the items outlined below and not exceed two pages in length, double-spaced (standard 12-point font and one-inch margins are required).

A strong letter of intent provides the opportunity to stand out. Please make sure the letter of intent covers the following points.

  • Preferred area of focus and second choice of area of focus
  • Full or part time study
  • Purpose for seeking this degree, goals and career plans
  • Relevant lived, work and/or volunteer experience

We encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity. If you are a member of one of these groups and would like to describe your community connections please do so.

3) CV/resume (maximum three pages)

A CV/resume should contain the following:

  • Skills
  • Employment Experience
  • Volunteer Experience
  • Education

The Letter of Intent and CV/Resume must be uploaded with your online application.

Criteria for review of application and selection

All applicants meeting the criteria for admission to UVic will be reviewed according to the following School of Public Health and Social Policy criteria.

1) Grade Point Average (GPA)

2) Letter of Intent

3) Other considerations include professional experience and community service.

Once admitted to the program, students may change their area of focus subject to individual academic advising with the School Admission and Academic Advisor.

Tuition Fees and Funding Opportunities

For information on tuition fees visit Finance your education

For funding opportunities information visit Scholarships, Medals and Prizes

Need help now?

Need help now?

If you experience any difficulty and need help with your application, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at:

Undergraduate Admissions

Telephone: 250-721-8121

Contact Undergraduate Admissions: Online contact form