Health Evaluation

Study mode:Online Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.48 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 9.53 k / Year(s) Deadline: Feb 1, 2025
201–250 place StudyQA ranking:4878 Duration:2 years

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Evaluation is essential to the practice of public health, the delivery of health services, and the responsible use of resources. 

Current and emerging health problems, including the prevention and management of chronic disease, infectious disease, health inequalities, and the need for healthcare reform - require innovative problem solving and evaluation.

Waterloo's School of Public Health and Health Systems (SPHHS) is preparing professional evaluators and practicing health professionals for exciting careers in program evaluation. Graduates will be adept at evaluative thinking and stakeholder management, and well versed in systems science and evaluation theory.

The MHE graduate degree program will particularly appeal to those in public health, health promotion, community health, applied health care settings and health system planning and design.

The MHE is delivered in an online education format through the University of Waterloo's Center for Extended Learning. On-campus attendance is not required. 

Core courses

  • Foundations of Program Evaluation
  • Quantitative Methods & Analysis
  • Theory & Applications in Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods and Analysis
  • Program Evaluation Practice & Management
  • Systems Thinking and Analysis
  • Survey Methods

Elective courses

  • Population Intervention Research for Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Health Care System
  • Health Policy in Public Health
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Health and Risk Communication in Public Health
  • Management and Administration of Public Health Services
  • Population Intervention for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Health Economics and Public Health
  • Special Topics Course: Social Justice and Public Health


  • An overall 75% average in a four-year undergraduate degree program in a health or related field from a recognized university. Examples of backgrounds would include, but not be limited to, nursing, social science (e.g., psychology, social work), environmental health, medicine, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, optometry, and public health.
  • Minimum of one year work or volunteer experience in an area relevant to public health, health promotion, health care, health systems, or program evaluation.
  • An undergraduate course in statistics or research methods (with a minimum 78% average) recommended.
  • A statement of interest explaining the student’s goals, aspirations, and potential for future leadership in the field.
  • Résumé/Curriculum vitae
    • Indicating past academic and professional experience.
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • 1 reference from an academic source.
  • 1 reference from a relevant paid or volunteer work experience.
  • IELTS 7.0, TOEFL (iBT)  90
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