Admission Qualifications

Admission Requirements

All applicants will need to meet the University of Saskatchewan's graduate studies requirements with regards to entry into the School of Public Health's program. Therefore, PhD students are required to have an undergraduate degree in a life, behavioral or social sciences and a MSc in the life, behavioral or social sciences, MN, MVetSc, MBA, or MPH, with a 75% average or greater in their last two years of study. All applicants must demonstrate previous research experience. Those who have previously not completed a thesis-based program and have limited research experience may be admitted on a probationary basis until they have completed a research work experience under the direction of an appropriate supervisor. This research experience must be completed during their first two years of study and would include a minimum of 120 hours applied to a research project not directly related to their dissertation. Applicants undertaking this option will be expected to present their findings at the completion of their project.

Students applying to the Epidemiology Program are also expected to have completed Epidemiology I and Biostatistics I or their equivalents with a minimum average of 75% in each course prior to application to this program. An admission interview may be carried out prior to entry into the program at the discretion of the Epidemiology Program Committee. For more information on the University of Saskatchewan's graduate studies requirements, please visit the College of Graduate Studies and Research.


Students enrolled in an applicable masters program through the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy & Nutrition, Dentistry, Kinesiology, Arts & Sciences, or MPH 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.

For more information, see the Graduate Studies and Research website at for: