Population Medicine, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
18 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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The Population Medicine program of University of Guelph is designed to provide our students with advanced knowledge and skills in study design, data collection and analysis, problem solving, and communication, in the fields of epidemiology, health management, and theriogenology to address current animal and public health issues often using a One Health approach.


The Population Medicine program of University of Guelph offers Doctoral programs and two options for our MSc programs. Masters of Science students may choose between a course work with a major research project/paper option (approximately three semesters), or a course work and defense of a research-based thesis option (approximately six semesters). The PhD programs require the successful completion of a qualifying exam and the defense of a research-based thesis.

Research Field

  • Epidemiology (MSc thesis option, MSc course work option, PhD)
  • Theriogenology (MSc thesis option) 
  • Health Management (MSc thesis option)

Are you interested in:

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Health Management of Agricultural and Companion Animals
  • Biostatistics
  • Animal Behaviour & Welfare 
  • Clinical Veterinary Communications

Career opportunities

  • Academia
  • Government agencies involved in agriculture, food safety, and public health
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Agricultural and pharmaceutical industries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Analytical Epidemiology
  • Applied Clinical Research
  • Project in Population Medicine
  • Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods
  • Dairy Health Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline is ongoing.


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants require a minimum average of “B-” in their last four semesters of full-time study. Students may enter the MSc program with an Honours Bachelor’s degree or a DVM. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6837 CAD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2377 CAD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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