Applications are encouraged from those individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in science. Normally, a four-year degree in biology, chemistry or environmental science is preferred.
As space is limited and admission is competitive, meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
To be considered for admission, applicants must present the following requirements:
- A three- or four-year bachelor’s degree in science from a recognized university or college.
- An admission grade point average of at least 2.3 (4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently attempted 30 credits.
- Hold Canadian Citizenship or Canadian Permanent Resident /Landed Immigrant Status of Canada status (applicants who do not meet one of these criteria are invited to apply to the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice).
- Successful completion of 12 senior-level credits as listed below. Applicants with junior-level credits may also be considered.
- 3 credits in chemistry (analytical chemistry preferred)
- 3 credits in microbiology (with laboratory hours preferred)
- 3 credits in human or mammalian physiology
- 3 credits in statistics
- Successful completion of 3 credits of English or writing.
- Evidence of proficiency in computer knowledge and use.
- A resume including a statement of career objectives and the names and contact information of two appropriate referees (normally an academic and a professional referee). The resume should highlight employment and volunteer experience relating to environmental, public and community health.
- A security clearance (required only after being accepted into the program).
- An immunization record (required only after being accepted into the program).
- Demonstrated fulfilment of Concordia University of Edmonton’s English Language Requirement.
Courses completed in the Spring and Summer sessions immediately preceding the Fall term in which the student enters the program are not normally calculated into the applicant’s admission grade point average.
Applicants should take care in choosing referees, in writing their resume and Statement of Career Objectives, and in preparing for the interview. An unsatisfactory assessment in any one of these areas could jeopardize their competitiveness in the selection process.
Following the initial review of applications, qualified applicants are invited for interviews. The interview is designed to assess applicants’ non-academic qualifications, such as their degree of maturity and motivation, initiative, ability to communicate, personal qualities and interests, and overall suitability for the profession.