Division of Community Health and Humanities

Graduate Programs - Application Procedures

Students should apply for admission to graduate programs in community health & humanities on-line through the School of Graduate Studies website - http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/

Required documents include:

  • a completed online application form
  • appraisal forms completed by two referees (at least one should be of an academic nature; the second one can be academic or professional)
  • official university transcript(s)
  • statement of interest (see checklist item #9 on the online application):
    • applicants to the Master of Public Health program can type their 'statement of interest' here; addressing why they are interested in the area of public health
    • applicants to the Master in Community Health, Master in Applied Health Services Research, Master in Health Ethics or PhD in Community Health programs can type their research interests/research abstract in this section and discuss their potential area of research
    • applicants to the diploma program can type their general research interests in this section
  • Proof of English proficiency if applicable (such as TOEFL or IELTS testing scores)
  • application fee: $60 for Canadian applicants; $120 for International applicants

Applicants for the MSc in Community Health and Applied Health Services Research as well as the PhD program should contact faculty in the Division of Community Health and Humanities to find a supervisor. Candidates should identify a research area of interest or potential thesis topic. Contact potential supervisors as early as possible. Please see: Tips for finding a supervisor. 

If recommended for admission, candidates should be prepared to submit a brief research abstract if not already submitted with the application (this is applicable for thesis-based programs only; it excludes MPH and diploma programs).

Important Notes About Your Application:

  • All required documentation pertaining to your graduate application must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and not to our office.
  • Submitting an online application allows candidates to monitor their application to ensure required documentation is submitted on time (such as appraisal forms and academic transcripts). You can check your application status by visiting the web application site: http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/after-apply.php. You may also contact the Office of Research & Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Medicine [telephone: (709) 864-6337; email: rgs@mun.ca].
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required documentation is submitted by the application deadline date. The Selections Committee is not able to review incomplete applications.
  • Due to the volume of applications received and the processing procedures involved for each program competition, the committee is unable to accept applications received after the advertised program deadline dates.
  • Admission to our graduate programs can be competitive and there are a limited number of seats available. Unfortunately, not all qualifying candidates are admitted to the program. The Division of Community Health and Humanities reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.
  • Applicants can expect to be notifed about their admission status approximately 6-8 weeks AFTER the application deadline date.
The School of Graduate Studies will notify applicants to confirm whether or not they have been accepted to a graduate program.

All programs commence in the Fall semester only.  Application deadline dates are:
  • Diploma program: January 15th
  • Master in Community Health: January 15th
  • Master in Applied Health Services Research (ARTC program): March 1
  • Master in Public Health (Population/Public Health Stream): January 15th
  • Master in Public Health (Nutrition/Dietetics Stream): February 1
  • Master in Health Ethics: February 1
  • PhD in Community Health: January 15th