Epidemiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Master of Science in Epidemiology is designed to provide the common methodological foundation from which to conduct research across diverse health-related areas.


Whilst on the program students will have the opportunity to specialize in one of three streams of study within the Master of Science in Epidemiology degree, although it is not mandatory to do so. These streams correspond to the research strengths of the Department's faculty: Epidemiology and Population Health; Health Services and Policy Research; and Clinical Epidemiology.

Through a combination of coursework and independent research, students will gain skills to communicate scientifically, describe trends and patterns of disease incidence and prevalence, critically review scientific literature related to epidemiology; apply epidemiological and analytic methods in the design of research; collect, analyze and interpret health data; conduct a study; and write and defend a thesis.

The Master of Science in Epidemiology is 24, consecutive months in duration. The option for part-time studies can be made available to professionals who would like to continue working whilst pursuing their degree. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Intermediate Epidemiology
  • Intermediate Biostatistics
  • Thesis Research

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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:

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).

Admission process:

  • Review the admissions requirements
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • Complete any additional testing requirements
  • Complete application

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    47302 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23651 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    25030 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12515 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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