The Ph.D. in Epidemiology program will produce highly qualified epidemiologists capable of investigating complex population and public health issues, and independently designing and conducting quantitative research to address the biological and environmental determinants of health. Through classroom instruction, hands-on experience in the research programs of faculty of the School of Public Health, and their own dissertation research, students will develop expertise in one or more of the following areas of specialization: infectious disease epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, and epidemiology of zoonotic diseases.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Master's Degree
- 75% GPA in the last 2 years of study
- Previous research experience
Students must maintain continous registration in the 996 course.
- GSR 960.0
- GSR 961.0 if research involves human subjects
- GSR 962.0 if research involves animal subjects
- a minimum of 15 credit units coursework, of which 9 credit units are required courses
- CHEP 801.3
- PUBH 842.3
- PUBH 843.3
- 3 credit untis from epidemiology-specific elective courses
- 3 credit units from electives appropriate to student's research
- PUBH 990.0
- PUBH 996.0
- comprehensive examination after course work is completed
- thesis defence
- a residency requirement of two years
Transfer from Master's to Ph.D.
Students enrolled in an applicable master's program through the College of Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy & Nutrition, Dentistry, Kinesiology, Arts & Sciences, or M.P.H. programs may be considered for transfer into this program where they have a satisfactory academic record, a suitable supervisor, project, and pass an oral qualifying exam after the end of their first year of study. This qualifying exam will assess basic principles of epidemiology and biostatistics.