Why do an MSc in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research?

The thesis-based Master's in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research program begins a year of classroom learning to introduce core and specialized materials in epidemiology and biostatistics principals. This is followed by a research-intensive thesis component in which learners prepare a thesis proposal to demonstrate application of their core competencies to real-world problems. The degree culminates with a thesis defense seminar where learners demonstrate their mastery of the subject.

By the end of the program learners will master many core competencies and will be able to:

  • think critically about concepts and principles related to measurement of health outcomes and epidemiology;
  • use comparative reasoning to evaluate health risks and benefits from treatment in the fields of epidemiology and applied health research;
  • provide in-depth critique of methodological issues relating to health research;
  • demonstrate successful interpersonal collaborative skills to succeed in health research and professional contexts;
  • demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral) for scientific and professional audiences;
  • demonstrate responsible use of individual and societal values and ethical principles in personal, scientific and professional contexts.

Degree Requirements
To complete the program, you'll need to:

  • Complete four core courses, three elective courses, and a thesis development seminar
  • Successfully defend a thesis in which you design and conduct an applied research project