University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5

Population Health

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: EpidemiologyPopulation Biology
Description The population health doctoral program is closely linked to the University's Institute of Population Health, which brings together ten faculties within the University (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Medicine, Health Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Law (Common Law Section), School of Management, Engineering, Arts and Education). The Institute is composed of ten research centres: McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Centre for Multiple Interventions, Centre for Best Practices, Centre for Global Health, Centre for Health Policy, Research unit Gap Santé, Women's Health Research Unit, ACADRE, Immigrant & International Health, WHO Collaborating Centre for HTA. The doctoral program is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of candidates, such as health professionals; epidemiologists and biostatisticians; social and behavioural scientists, health administrators and lawyers with an interest in population health; environmental scientists interested in the health sector; biologists with an interest in human population health. Students are encouraged to apply the science of their individual background disciplines to issues of population health. They acquire a broad knowledge of population health through courses and the comprehensive examination, and pursue in-depth study in an area of specialization within the population health framework. The five areas of specialization, which constitute the field of population health, are population health issues, determinants and causes, interventions, delivery systems and health policy.
Website: Population Health at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80 to 80
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Two letters of recommendation, letter of Intent, additional information form (Knowledge assessment), and official transcripts of all universities attended are required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 18, 2018