Application Process

Application Form and Fee

Applicants are advised to apply using the online application system. The online application requires credit card payment via Visa or MasterCard, or debit card payment from bank accounts at Scotiabank, Royal Bank, or TD Canada Trust. The application fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and is required for each graduate program applied to per year.  For more information about the MPH admission information, please visit:


Applicants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in quantitative skills as evidenced by the Graduate Record Exam (or the GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, VCAT, PCAT and DATS) or achievement of a score of at least 76% on an undergraduate mathematics or statistics course.

Reference Letters

Three (3) references are required with the application. Referees must be individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications. A referee may be academic, professional, or personal. There are two possible formats for references, either electronic or paper letter:

Electronic Reference Format:
The online application system requires you provide each referee’s name, address, and email address. Should you choose to include this, an electronic reference form will be securely sent to the referee which they may fill out and submit directly to our graduate office. Please note that we are unable to accept email addresses from Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, or other free email accounts. References received from non-institutional email addresses will not be accepted.

Paper Letter Reference Format:
A referee may prefer to send a paper letter. Paper letters of reference must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office, Faculty of Dentistry in sealed and endorsed official envelopes from source.

Required Application Documentation

Fully documented applications must be received by the graduate office by the application deadline. Early submission of the application and supporting documentation is strongly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.

Along with the application form and fee, a fully documented application must include:

  • Uploaded scans of official university transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (except UBC transcripts). Please do not mail us your transcripts.
  • Uploaded scans of official copies of the degree certificate if the official transcript does not indicate the degree received and degree conferral date. Please do not mail us your degree certificates.
  • If university transcripts and degree certificates are issued in a language other than English, a literal English translation of official transcripts (and degree certificates if necessary) must be obtained from the issuing University’s translation service. Upload both the original language and literal English translation transcripts. Should the issuing University not provide translation services, the applicant must have the transcripts and certificates translated to English, and upload all official documentation to the application.
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score sheet taken within twenty-four (24) months prior to the time of submission of the application if the qualifying degree was received from a country in which English is not the primary language. Please submit test scores electronically.
  • Three (3) references in either the electronic reference format or sealed and endorsed paper letter format, in sealed official envelope(s) from source.
  • Up-to-date CV (resume).
  • After submitting documents please allow one – two weeks for received items to appear on your online checklist due to the high volume of mail and inquiries we receive during the admission period.

Send all application documentation to:

Attention: MPH Program Manager
Combined Master of Public Health and Diploma in Dental Public Health
UBC School of Population and Public Health
171 – 2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604.822.9207
Fax: 604.822.4994