Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD students in the Epidemiology and Applied Health Research program will develop deep expertise in a specialized area in one of three domains in applied health research disciplines: Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Patient and Population Health; and Health Services and Outcomes. The program requirements include coursework, a comprehensive examination, a three-month placement, a professional development seminar, and a PhD dissertation. The expected completion time is approximately four years for full-time students.

PhD Admissions Requirements

PhD admission requirements are as for Dalhousie’s Faculty of Graduate Studies, with the exception of the following: a minimum A- average in a thesis-based Master’s degree in epidemiology or a related discipline; successful completion of a course in advanced epidemiology (equivalent to CH&E 6020) and one in biostatistical modeling (equivalent to CH&E 6019); demonstrated research competency; confirmation from a supervisor who is willing to support the student educationally and financially (if the student does not obtain external financial support); and a minimum TOEFL (pb) of 600, if applicable.

PhD Application Deadline

For applicants who wish to apply for external funding and scholarships, the deadline for completed applications is September 1 of the year prior to anticipated admission. Otherwise, the deadline for completed applications is December 1 of the year prior to anticipated admission.