Epidemiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8595
    Tuition (Year)
    5550
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The master of science (MSc) program in epidemiology is a thesis-based degree program that aims to provide students with the skills required to conceptualize, design, conduct, analyze and interpret observational (descriptive and analytic) and experimental studies that are used to identify risk, prognostic factors and course of communicable and non-communicable diseases; and to evaluate strategies designed to promote health, prevent disease and provide health care.

About

Epidemiology is the study of factors affecting health and illness in communities and populations.

The master of science (MSc) program in epidemiology is a thesis-based degree program that aims to provide students with the skills required to conceptualize, design, conduct, analyze and interpret observational (descriptive and analytic) and experimental studies that are used to identify risk, prognostic factors and course of communicable and non-communicable diseases; and to evaluate strategies designed to promote health, prevent disease and provide health care.

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; a minimum of two years is normally required. The maximum time permitted or completion of the program is four years (full or full time) from the date of first registration.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Foundations of Public Health Research
  • Topics in Public Health: Epidemiology Module(s)
  • Epidemiology Methods I
  • Biostatistics I
  • SPH 619 - Biostatistics II
  • SPH 696 - Epidemiology Methods II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission 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 Per Year

  • CAD 8595 International
  • CAD 5550 National

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.