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 successful completion of the following: 

  • CH&E 8020.06 Epidemiology and Applied Health Research (six credit hours)
  • Elective courses - graduate level courses selected by the students and their supervisors with advice from the supervisory committee (six credit hours)
  • CNLT 5000.00 Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (non-credit, pass or fail)
  • CH&E 8040.00 A professional development seminar (non-credit, pass or fail)
  • CH&E 8050.00 A three-month placement (non-credit, pass or fail)
  • CH&E 9520.00 A comprehensive examination
  • CH&E 9530.00 PhD thesis

In addition, students are encouraged to participate in teaching activities and collaborative research projects. 

Students are expected to complete all the program requirements in four years as full-time students.

PhD Admissions Requirements
PhD Admission standards are consistent with those of Dalhousie University'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; 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 (iBT) of 100, if applicable.

PhD Application Deadline
December 1 of the year prior to anticipated admission.