Master of Science in Population and Public Health (MSc)

Overview

The School of Population and Public Health offers a research-oriented Master of Science degree program. Open to students with a wide range of academic backgrounds, the program enables students to gain core knowledge and skills in epidemiological and biostatistical methods and gain research experience by applying these methods to a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member. Students can pursue thesis research in a wide variety of topics related to the health of populations and the delivery of health services.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Population and Public Health
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
School
School of Population and Public Health

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Research Information

Research Focus

Epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, community health, global health, health services management and planning, health services research, health-care policy, occupational and environmental health, and preventive medicine and health promotion.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
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21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

Highly recommended

GRE required?

GRE or comparable test (check program website)

Prior degree requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program must possess a bachelor’s degree (or recognized equivalent) in the health sciences or a related area.

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 December 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2019
Transcript Deadline: 18 January 2019
Referee Deadline: 18 January 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2019
Transcript Deadline: 18 January 2019
Referee Deadline: 18 January 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 December 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020
Transcript Deadline: 18 January 2020
Referee Deadline: 18 January 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2020
Transcript Deadline: 18 January 2020
Referee Deadline: 18 January 2020

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications4459434552
Offers2326221822
New registrations171818914
Total enrolment5853453332

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 100% based on 6 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 28 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 3.66 years with an average of 2.36 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 23 September 2018].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Anis, Aslam (cost effectiveness of AIDS treatments; drug assessments – pharmacoeconomics; health care economics; health regulations, Health economics, rhematoid arthritis, biologic therapies)
  • Bansback, Nick (inform policies and practices in health through the application of)
  • Bartlett, Karen Hastings (Indoor air quality, bioaerosol exposures in work and community environments, particularly in rural or agricultural settings)
  • Black, Charlyn (Health services research, Quality, effectiveness and outcomes of health care, Health information systems, Research and policy, Knowledge translation, Population health)
  • Brauer, Michael (air pollution, environmental health, built environment, environmental epidemiology, remote sensing)
  • Brussoni, Mariana (injury prevention, accident prevention, fathering, risk-taking )
  • Bryan, Stirling (Economics of health care, policy, from UK)
  • Burgess, Michael (Philosophy and social sciences, ethics and social policy in the areas of genomics, genetics and biotechnology (health, agriculture and environment))
  • Buxton, Jane (Epidemiology, harm reduction)
  • Cox, Susan (narratives of health and illness, grief, loss, death and dying, research ethics/ethics in research, arts and health education, arts and healing, arts-based approaches to research)
  • Davies, Hugh William (Occupational Health, Noise and Chrnoic Disease)
  • Dummer, Trevor (health geography, cancer prevention, environmental exposures, health inequalities, geographic information science, obesity, risk factors, Environmental epidemiology and environment and health interactions, with specific emphasis on cancer etiology and cancer prevention)
  • Elango, Rajavel (Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition )
  • Frank, Lawrence (health and environmental impacts of transportation and urban planning (land use) decisions. transportation, transit, public health, sustainability, sprawl, neighbourhood walkability, physical activity, urban planning, Sustainable transportation)
  • Frank, Erica (Free accredited education)
  • Frankish, Charles James (Health Inequities, Community Partnership Research, Health Literacy, Homelessness & Health, Health Indicators, Citizen Participation in Health-System Reform, Community-Service-Learning)
  • Gadermann, Anne (Social determinants of health; Housing and homelessness; Quality of)
  • Gardy, Jennifer (Tuberculosis, Outbreaks)
  • Guhn, Martin (wellbeing of children and youth; social determinants of developmental health; social and cultural community and neighborhood effects on child development; music and emotion )
  • Himsworth, Chelsea (ecology of infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, diseases involving free-ranging wildlife.)
  • Ho, Anita (Human right issues, cross-cultural ethics, health-care access and disparity, professional-patient relationship, minority care experience, decision-making models, and various concepts of autonomy)
  • Janssen, Patricia (maternal child health, health of marginalized women , mobile health for pregnancy and parenting )
  • Joseph, K.S. (Pregnancy complications, preterm birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, neonatal)
  • Karim, Ehsan (Causal Inference, Biostatistics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Data science, Survey sampling)
  • Kassam, Rosemin (global health, access and use of medicines and health services among vulnerable populations, community readiness, improving patient/client self-efficacy to engage effectively in their health care processes and decision-making, implementation and evaluation of patient care and health promotion programs, and capacity building of current and future frontline health professionals)

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 December 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 December 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2020
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2020

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