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Clinical Epidemiology, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) Online
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. 

Overview

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.

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

Getting a Student Visa

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

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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