FAQs

1. Which term do I apply for?
2. What if I was not able to pay my application fee during the application process?
3. What is the start date?
4. Are my grades high enough for entry into the program?
5. Will you preview my transcript?
6. Can I upload my CV and Letter of Intent?
7. How do I know if my referees received and submitted a reference?
8. Are there scholarships available for the MPH Program?
9. Is the GRE required?
10. Can I apply if I have not completed my degree?
11. Must I write an English proficiency test?
12. How do I check the status of my application and if my documents have been received?
13. Is my background appropriate for this program?
14. What is the tuition fee schedule?
15. What documents should I submit?
16. What transcripts should I submit?
17. What does "proof of degree completion mean"?
18. Who do I contact when I have forgotten my PIN at the application stage?
19. Who do I contact if I am having trouble accessing my application?
20. Who do I contact if I have to change my home address or entered my name incorrectly?
21. Should I submit my WES evaluated credentials?
22. Are there specializations?
23. Do I need a supervisor before I can apply?
24. What does my "application status" mean?
25. When will I hear if I am accepted?
26. What are your courier and mailing addresses?
27. How long does it take to complete the degree?
28. What services are available for International Students?
29. I need help logging into my PAWS account?
30. How do I reapply?

1. Which term do I apply for?

Pick "B" for the Fall Term.


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2. What if I was not able to pay my application fee during the application process?

Please read Point 5 at the following web link:  Application Fee   

Your application fee is checked in by a different department on campus, so you will have to keep checking online to see if it has been received.

 


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3. What is the start date?

The MPH Program starts mid-August with Orientation, and the two-week intensive Foundations for Public Health (PUBH 804) class which runs Monday to Friday all day. Foundations is a required course. There is no other start date for the MPH Program.


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4. Are my grades high enough for entry into the program?

Entry into graduate program studies at the School of Public Health is extremely competitive. To find out more about grades needed for entry, please visit Admission Requirements.

http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/admission/index.php 

http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/admission/countries.php

 

 


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5. Will you preview my transcript?

No, previews of transcripts for grade conversion are not done.


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6. Can I upload my CV and Letter of Intent?

No. This option is not available at this time. Sent them by email to  sph.admissions@usask.ca


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7. How do I know if my referees received and submitted a reference?

Once a reference is submitted electronically by your referee, it will be updated automatically to your check in list. It may be necessary for you to follow up with your referees, to ensure that the reference is submitted by the deadline.


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8. Are there scholarships available for the MPH Program?

There are no scholarships available at this time.


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9. Is the GRE required?

No.
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10. Can I apply if I have not completed my degree?

You may apply and send your current transcripts. If you are accepted to the program you must supply your final transcripts with degree awarded indicated. If admitted, your admission would be conditional until the final transcripts are received.


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11. Must I write an English proficiency test?

Students who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. Please review the College of Graduate Studies & Research website for details.

http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/admission/language.php

http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/admission/proficiencynotrequired.php


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12. How do I check the status of my application and if my documents have been received?

Check your Application Status through the link below. The checklist will indicate what documents have been received.

Application Status


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13. Is my background appropriate for this program?

It is strongly recommended that students hold a bachelor's or higher degree in health sciences, life sciences, social sciences, or business.


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14. What is the tuition fee schedule?

Please check the Tuition page for detailed information:  Tuition

Students pay as they go for classes.  For example, if you take 3 classes in Term 1 you pay for 3 classes; if you take 4 classes in Term 2 you pay for 4 classes.

Students also pay Student Fees  Choose the Graduate Tab

 


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15. What documents should I submit?

Complete the Online application, two copies of official transcripts along with proof of degree completion sent directly from your institution, 3 letters of recommendation, proof of academic English competency if required, $75.00 non-refundable application fee, a letter of interest and curriculum vitae.


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16. What transcripts should I submit?

Transcripts are required from all university level work.


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17. What does "proof of degree completion mean"?

We must also receive documentation to indicate that your degree has been awarded. Some transcripts will note this information, while other institutions will provide a separate certificate.


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18. Who do I contact when I have forgotten my PIN at the application stage?

Contact the College of Graduate Studies and Research at grad.studies@usask.ca


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19. Who do I contact if I am having trouble accessing my application?

Contact the College of Graduate Studies and Research at grad.studies@usask.ca

Once you have accepted an offer of admission, then you can no longer use your application log in and PIN. You must now access through PAWS.


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20. Who do I contact if I have to change my home address or entered my name incorrectly?

Contact the College of Graduate Studies and Research at grad.studies@usask.ca

 


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21. Should I submit my WES evaluated credentials?

The University of Saskatchewan does its own assessment either at the unit level or by an International Credential Evaluator assigned to the College. The WES evaluations would not be accepted.


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22. Are there specializations?

Students cover topics in the five core disciplines of public health. Electives can be chosen in your area of interest. Core Disciplines


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23. Do I need a supervisor before I can apply?

The MPH Program is course-based and you do not need a supervisor. Once in the program, you will be assigned an Academic Advisor for the duration of your studies.


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24. What does my "application status" mean?

Status: "Complete Ready for Review" means it will be passed to the committee to review. You will be notified of the decision.

Decision: "Please contact the Admissions Office" means your file has been reviewed. You will be notified of the decision.

Decision: "Department Recommend" means the SPH is recommending you for admission. An admission letter will follow.


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25. When will I hear if I am accepted?

The MPH Admissions Committee meets regularly starting January of each year. Completed files are reviewed on an on-going basis, so the sooner you complete your file the sooner it can be reviewed.

We strive to inform all applicants by late April of their status.


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26. What are your courier and mailing addresses?

Mailing address:

School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
E Wing Health Sciences
104 Clinic Place
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Canada

Courier address:

School of Public Health
University of Saskatchewan
E Wing Health Sciences
104 Clinic Place, Room 3347
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5
Canada

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27. How long does it take to complete the degree?

The MPH Program is designed for completion in two academic years of full time study. Students may also choose to study part-time over a maximum of 5 years.


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28. What services are available for International Students?

The International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) provides valuable information for international students, including Study Permit information.

 


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29. I need help logging into my PAWS account?

If you have received and accepted an offer of admission, you access your account through PAWS using your assigned NSID and password.

ICT Help Desk

 


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30. How do I reapply?

Deferral of admission will not be granted to applicants who have been accepted into the MPH program. Applicants unable to attend in the year they are accepted, must re-activate their file by:

1. Reapplying on-line to the College of Graduate Studies and Research (including payment of the application fee)

2. Submitting an updated CV; and

3. Submitting a Letter of Interest to the MPH Director.

4. English proficiency test score may be required to be resubmitted (must be valid until September start date).

If reapplying within one year, individuals need not submit their transcripts (unless further education has been undertaken since the first acceptance) or their letters of recommendation. The deadline for applicants to re-apply is December 15th.


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