Dalhousie Medical School

Faculty of Medicine
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5849 University Avenue
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4H7

Epidemiology & Applied Health Research

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: EpidemiologyHealth Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Description Today's complex health issues call for a new generation of PhD level researchers who possess both depth and breadth in epidemiology. As a PhD student in epidemiology and applied health research, you will develop deep expertise in a specialized area in one of three domains in applied health research disciplines: epidemiology and biostatistics, patient and population health, and health services and outcomes. You will master theories, methodological concepts, and substantive knowledge integral to all three domains. To realize this vision, during four years of the program, you will undertake a variety of learning experiences, including: coursework, a placement in a clinical, governmental, or non-governmental setting, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation.
Website: Epidemiology & Applied Health Research at Dalhousie Medical School
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]

English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 100; Written TOEFL - 600; or IELTS - 7.5. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.

* 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: October 22, 2016