Epidemiology (MPH), MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language

About

The master of public health (MPH) in epidemiology is a course-based degree that provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of epidemiology.

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates with the skills and competencies to participate in the epidemiological activities required to monitor population health and evaluate public health interventions.

Graduates 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.

The 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

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics I 
  • Topics in Public Health: Epidemiology Module(s) 
  • Epidemiology Methods I 
  • Biostatistics II 
  • Epidemiology Methods II
  • Critical Appraisal of Health Science Literature in Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases 
  • Use and Analysis of Linked Administrative Health Data 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
  • 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.

    Book IELTS
  • 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:

    92

    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

  • International Applies to you

    9020 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9020 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5625 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5625 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
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Funding

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