Program Details

The MSc program is adapted towards students who want to gain research experience by applying epidemiological and biostatistical methods to a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. A quick overview:
  • 30 credits minimum
  • Thesis required (SPPH 599 – 12 credits)
  • Maintain at least a 76% (B+) average
  • Full-time or part-time option
The MSc program generally requires a minimum of two years of full-time study with the first eight months devoted primarily to coursework. Masters students may choose to complete their degree requirements through part-time study. Please see our Timeline page for more information.

The School of Population and Public Health cannot guarantee funding for successful applications. Applicants are advised to pursue potential funding opportunities with their identified supervisor. Alternatively please see our Awards and Funding Programs page.

UBC policy establishes a five year time limit for the completion of a Masters program, for both full-time and part-time students. If you have questions about extensions or leaves, please click here (Extensions) or here (Leaves of Absence).

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    How to Apply

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    Learn more about required courses for your degree.
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