University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Bioinformatics
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $27,769
International: $27,769


The Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine is located in the Faculty of Medicine and offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science (MSc) degree in Epidemiology. The purpose of the program is to provide a scholarly environment for the health sciences community that will stimulate and enhance learning and expand knowledge by conducting research. Graduates are professional experts or consultants who can advice persons and agencies in other fields. The faculty members of the Department come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and interests. The Department has an active research program, involving extensive collaborations with other groups, which includes three broad areas: Etiological Epidemiology; Social Epidemiology; and Clinical Epidemiology & Health Services Research.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: Hold an honours Bachelor of Science with specialization or major in a discipline relevant to epidemiology (life science or behavioural science) or a four-year degree in a health profession (medicine, nursing, rehabilitation therapy etc.) with a minimum average of B+. Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills. Provide a statement of purpose demonstrating ability to write reports, and indicating the career goals and the interests in the proposed research area. Possess competence in a defined list of statistical topics (a self-assessment tool and a non credit self-study course will be available for those who need it, prior to the beginning of courses).
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 14, 2022