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 for: GPA 3.3, TOEFL (iBT) 100, 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
October 15 (for September start of the following year) is the deadline for completed applications for those who wish to be considered for Dal scholarships or for extrnal funding.
January 31 (for September start) is the deadline for completed applications.

The program requires four core courses, two selective courses, one elective course, and a thesis.

CORE (required):
CH&E 5010.03 Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health
CH&E 5019.03 Principles of Biostatistics
CH&E 6019.03 Biostatistical Modeling
CH&E 6020.03 Advanced Epidemiology
CH&E 9000.00 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.

SELECTIVE (choose 2 of 4):
CH&E 5000.03 Population Health
CH&E 5040.03 Health Services Research & Policy
CH&E 6080.03 Measurement in Epidemiological Research
CH&E 6090.03 Clinical Epidemiology Research Methods

ELECTIVE (choose 1):
Can be one of the remaining selective courses
Can be one of the elective courses offered by the Department
Can be one of the graduate level electives offered by other Department (with permission of our Graduate Coordinator)

Elective courses
CH&E 6001.03 Environmental Public Health
CH&E 6003.03 Introduction to Global Health
CH&E 6010.03 Community Health Practicum
CH&E 6024.03 Methods in Clinical Trials
CH&E 6049.03 An Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-analysis in Health Care
CH&E 6052.03 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
CH&E 6054.03 Use and Analysis of Secondary Data
CH&E 6056.03 Introduction to Health Data Science
CH&E 6060.03 Directed Readings course