Epidemiology (MPH), Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The master of public health (MPH) program in epidemiology is a non-thesis degree program that provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of epidemiological research.

About

Epidemiology is the study of factors affecting health and illness in communities and populations. The master of public health (MPH) program in epidemiology is a non-thesis degree program that provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of epidemiological research.

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates with the skills and competencies to evaluate and participate in epidemiological research and to translate and apply this knowledge to the practice of public health.

Those with an MPH in epidemiology collaborate with a wide range of public health and clinical health care practitioners, researchers, administrators and policy makers to develop, evaluate and monitor health policies, programs and practices; and to develop, conduct and evaluate surveillance programs designed to identify and address emerging health problems.

Graduates may be employed as practicing epidemiologists in a broad range of organizations such as federal and provincial public health agencies, health care organizations, private industry, and educational settings.

Programme Structure

Core Courses

These courses are required in order to complete this program.

  • SPH 500 - Introduction to Health Policy and Management (*3)
  • SPH 501 - Determinants of Health (*3)
  • SPH 514 - Introduction to Environmental Health (*3)
  • PHS 596 - Epidemiology Methods I (*2)
  • PHS 598 - Biostatistics I (*3)
  • SPH 598 - Field Practicum (*6)
  • SPH 599 - Capping Project (*3)

Specialization Courses

These courses are required for this specialization.

  • SPH 619 - Biostatistics II (*3)
  • SPH 693 - Critical Appraisal of Health Science Literature in Epidemiology (*3)
  • SPH 696 - Epidemiology Methods II (*3)
  • SPH 697 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (*3)

Electives

Students are required to complete *9 of graduate level coursework, approved by their advisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Before you submit an online application, please note the minimum admission requirements for consideration into our programs. You must meet these requirements for your application to be considered:

  • Previous degree - A baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) - A GPA of at least 3.0 on most 4-point scales, or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years or last 60 credits of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.
  • Experience - Preference will be given to those applicants with experience in a public health related field. For more information, visit What is Public Health?

Tuition Fee

Funding

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