Division of Community Health and Humanities

Graduate Programs - Graduate Diploma

Program Contacts

Dr. Yanqing Yi
Academic Lead

General Admission Inquiries:

Shannon Steeves
Academic Program Administrator (Interim}

Application Deadline Date:

January 15th  (Fall admission only)  
All application documentation must be received by the School of Graduate Studies by this date.

Note: there is only one intake of students each year.

How to apply to this program?

Application is made through the School of Graduate Studies.  Visit their application page for full details about applying to a graduate program at Memorial University.

Graduate Diploma in Community Health

The graduate diploma is a course-based program.  There is no thesis requirement.  Students complete 5 courses and 2 seminars.

The diploma program may be attractive to students hoping to expand on their current skill set in the community health arena or wishing to learn about community health in general.

Please note: The Graduate Diploma is an on-site program. While some courses may occassionally be available in distance format, the majority of courses are offered on-campus only.

Program Requirements:

  • MED6220 - Introduction to Community Health
  • MED6270 - Epidemiology I
  • 3 electives (to be determined in consultation with the program advisor)
  • MED6400-6401 - 2 Graduate Seminars
Admission Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing with a minimum average of 75% over the last 2 years of full-time study.
  • Meet the MUN English proficiency requirements (complete an undergraduate degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English or have satisfactory English testing scores).
  • Pre-requisite course: successful completion of a post-secondary level statistics course.
  • Have satisfactory appraisals from two referees.
Students may be able to upgrade to a Master of Science program in community health during the diploma program, subject to the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee and the student's performance.

Admission to the diploma program is competitive and not all qualifying students are admitted to the program. The Division of Community Health & Humanities reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

Application Process:

All applicants must complete an
on-line application available from the School of Graduate Studies website. For more information on how to apply to this program, please visit the Application Procedures webpage.

Once you submit your web application, you can check your graduate application status by going back to the web application site and signing in under the previously selected login ID and PIN used to create your web application. It is the applicant's responsiblity to ensure all supporting documentation is received by the application deadline date; checking the application status can help applicants monitor their graduate application.  For more details, visit: http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/alreadyapplied.php.

Normally, applicants are notified about their admission status 6 to 8 weeks AFTER the application deadline date.

Program Costs: (effective Fall 2019)

  Program Fee
Per Semester

No. of
Semesters Fee

must be Paid

Tuition for NL & Labrador Students $420 9 $3,780
Tuition for Canadian Citizens/
Permanent Residents
$546 9 $4,914
Tuition for International Students $710 9 $6,390

Students are also responsible for a number of other fees, such as student union fees, recreation fees, and health and dental insurance. For a comprehensive list, please refer to the Minimum Expense Form found on the School of Graduate Studies website.

Cost of Living:

The estimated cost of living for students attending Memorial University and living on or near campus can be found here.

Funding Information:

Memorial University does not normally provide funding to students in course-based programs. But students can seek external funding opportunities.


Students graduating from this program have found employment in research and coordinating positions.

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