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Epidemiology (MPH), MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
Epidemiology (MPH) program at the University of Alberta is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and illness in communities and populations. 

Overview

The master of public health Epidemiology (MPH) program at the University of Alberta is a course-based degree that provides students with an understanding of the principles and practice of epidemiology.

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates with the skills and competencies to participate in the epidemiological activities required to monitor population health and evaluate public health interventions.

Career

Graduates with an MPH in epidemiology collaborate with a wide range of public health and clinical health care practitioners, researchers, administrators and policy makers to develop, evaluate and monitor health policies, programs and practices; and to develop, conduct and evaluate surveillance programs designed to identify and address emerging health problems.

The graduates may be employed as practicing epidemiologists in a broad range of organizations such as federal and provincial public health agencies, health care organizations, private industry, and educational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics 
  • Topics in Public Health: Epidemiology Module(s) 
  • Epidemiology Methods 
  • Critical Appraisal of Health Science Literature in Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases 
  • Use and Analysis of Linked Administrative Health Data 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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