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Department of Community Health and Epidemiology

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Graduate Chair: Bonnie Janzen

Graduate Secretary: Cindy Elchuk

Phone: (306) 966-7946

Department of Community Health & Epidemiology
University of Saskatchewan
Health Science Building, 107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5E5

Community and Population Health Sciences

Population health research is concerned with understanding the individual and collective factors that determine health and applying this knowledge to maintain and improve the health status of the population and reduce inequities in health status between groups. We add the term 'community' to reflect the historic emphasis of our field on the creation, protection, and promotion of health within the context of communities, which may be geographic or based on shared identity and social ties.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The application deadline is January 2012 for September 2012 start date.

M.Sc. +

The MSc in Community and Population Health Science prepares students for academic careers, including pursuit of doctoral studies, or to work in a variety of research-intensive environments. Students will learn about community and population health concepts, theory, and research; develop basic skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and project management; and gain hands-on experience in research through the completion of a thesis. The MSc in Community and Population Health Science is a thesis-based program that can be completed in two years of full-time study.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.); Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), or equivalent
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of full-time study
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
  • TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS of 6.0

CAREER PATH

The Master of Science in Community and Population Health Sciences prepares graduate students for opportunities in research or management careers with government, health districts, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. Students completing the MSc degree may choose to pursue a PhD.

Ph.D. +

The Ph.D. in Community and Population Health Science is designed with considerable flexibility, recognizing that students come to the population health field with diverse backgrounds. This allows students, with their Advisory Committee, to create individualized programs that take into consideration their particular research interests and the areas in which they need additional development. Through coursework and seminars, students will gain a more sophisticated understanding of community/population health theory and the research-policy-practice context. Designing and carrying out an independent research project provides an opportunity to further develop knowledge and skills around a specific problem. 

The Ph.D. in Community and Population Health Science is a thesis-based program that can be completed in four years of full-time study. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.); Master of Science (M.Sc.), or equivalent
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent)
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
  • TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS of 6.0

CAREER PATH

The Doctorate of Philosophy in Community and Population Health Science prepares graduate students to work as researchers in an academic institution or in management with government, health districts and non-governmental organizations.