Academic Programs



Public Health

Occupational Health

Residency Program

Our Public Health and Preventive Medicine Resident Training Program provides exceptional training and exposure to a rich and well-developed public health infrastructure unique in Canada.


Summer Session

The Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health is cancelling its 2020 Summer Session courses because of the uncertainty associated with the current coronavirus pandemic.

Our next summer session will be in May and June 2021.


Overview of graduate programs

The graduate programs in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health encompass three broadly defined disciplines, which can be applied to Public Health. The prerequisites and training requirements in these three disciplines vary slightly and are described in detail in the program descriptions below.

The courses within the Master’s degrees are designed to provide training in both theory and practice in the selected discipline with an opportunity to synthesize the training in the form of either a thesis or a project. 

The Doctoral programs provide students with training that is essential to becoming independent scientific researchers. Our programs integrate coursework, practical experience, teaching experience, and completion of a doctoral thesis that contributes to the field, both in originality and knowledge.

The majority of students admitted to the department's programs are funded from internal, external and supervisor-arranged fellowships as well as from teaching and research assistantships. Find out more about tuition, fees and funding.


Consider a Dual Degree Program in Public Health Data Science with the University of Bordeaux!

Programs in Public Health Data Science (MSc) and/or Digital Public Health (PhD) include a period of coursework and international research and/or practice in population health data sciences.

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