Master of Science (MSc)

The MSc program in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research emphasizes knowledge, analytical skills and formal evaluative methods with application to disease prevention, health promotion, patient-centered outcomes, and assessment of health service and system needs. 

Admission Requirements

The typical MSc student has had undergraduate training in a scientific and/or health professional discipline, and often has experience in research or other work related to health. Admission standards are consistent with those of Dalhousie University's Faculty of Graduate Studies, with the exception of higher minimum requirements as follows: GPA 3.3, TOELF (ibt) 100, TOEFL (pb) 600, IELTS 7.5. Students are also required to have a recent course in basic statistics. Enrolment is limited. Limited numbers of part-time students are accepted. Selected applicants will be interviewed as part of the admissions process.

Application Deadline

December 1 of the year prior to anticipated admission is the deadline for completed applications.


The program requires four core courses, two selective courses, one elective course and a thesis. The four core courses are: Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health; Principles of Biostatistics; ADvanced Epidemiology; and Biostatistical Modeling.  The Master's thesis is a major part of the MSc program. A thesis includes the design and execution of an applied research project in the field of Epidemiology and Applied Health Research. Full-time students are expected to complete the program within two years.