Clinical Epidemiology

McMaster University

Postgraduate Diploma Online
16 months
7276 CAD/year
7276 CAD/year
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Clinical epidemiology concerns the advancement and application of health research knowledge for clinical decisions, and is integral to evidence-based medicine. This program degree in Clinical Epidemiology is offered by the McMaster University. 


A part-time course-based online program on the fundamentals of clinical epidemiology, consisting of four full-term courses. A unique option in Canada, this program offers maximum flexibility for working professionals and students, or post-graduate trainees already enrolled in another program, from anywhere in the world.

The programme

We offer a master degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University. No research traineeship or thesis required, course-based education only. Courses include fundamentals of health research and evaluation methods, introduction to biostatistics, introduction to research methods for randomized controlled trials, and systematic review methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fundamentals of Health Research and Evaluation Methods 
  • Introduction to Biostatistics 
  • Introduction to Research Methods for Randomized Controlled Trials 
  • Systematic Review Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7276 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3638 CAD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    7276 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3638 CAD per semester and a duration of 16 months.


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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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