Clinical Epidemiology

Why Clinical Epidemiology @ Memorial?

The Division of Clinical Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine hosts the Clinical Epidemiology graduate program, offering students the opportunity to pursue a Graduate diploma (Clinical Epidemiology), Master of Science (MSc), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. As part of a vibrant research community, the programs in Clinical Epidemiology are aimed at university graduates intending a career in health services, faculty members seeking advanced training in clinical epidemiology, medical doctors and health care professionals interested in health care delivery research. Participants in the clinical epidemiology programs develop strong clinical research skills and gain knowledge through course work, research seminars, the completion of research projects, and the production of a thesis for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs.

The Faculty of Medicine supports a visiting speaker program, teaching assistant (TA) opportunities, internal awards and scholarships, administrative staff support and the Office of Research & Graduate Studies dedicated to medicine graduate student matters. The Health Sciences Library is located in the Health Sciences Centre, adjacent to the Faculty of Medicine.

Description of programs

  • Graduate diploma (Clinical Epidemiology) – is a course-based program (there is no thesis requirement). Students complete 3 core courses and 2 seminars. The diploma program may be attractive to students hoping to expand on their current skill set in the health services arena or seeking advanced training in clinical epidemiology.

  • MSc (Med) – The MSc (Med) is thesis-based and designed to be completed in two years of full-time study. Students accepted to the program who surpass minimum academic requirements and are enrolled in full-time studies in the Faculty of Medicine are granted a minimum stipend for two years. Students will generally complete required coursework within the first year and execute the majority of their research thesis preparation in the second year of their degree.

  • PhD – The PhD program is thesis-based and designed to be completed in four years of full-time study. Students accepted to the program who surpass minimum academic requirements and are enrolled in full-time studies in the Faculty of Medicine are granted a minimum stipend for four years. Students will generally complete required coursework within the first 1-2 years and execute the majority of their research thesis preparation in the latter years of their degree. All PhD students at Memorial University are expected to complete their comprehensive exams by the seventh semester of study.

Contact a faculty supervisor

The Clinical Epidemiology graduate program requires research project supervision by a primary graduate supervisor, or through a co-supervision arrangement. Interested applicants are strongly advised to connect with a potential faculty supervisor prior to application. Visit the Clinical Epidemiology website for a list of faculty members to search their key research areas of interest. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a potential supervisor. Please note that acceptance to this program is very competitive.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

 

  • Diploma – undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing with a minimum average of 75% over the last 2 years of full-time study

  • MSc (Med) – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study

  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study

Application deadlines

The diploma program only accepts admission for the Fall semester and it is preferable that the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs commence in the Fall semester due to course offerings, however, a supervisor can opt to have a student start at the beginning of any semester.

  • January 15 (graduate diploma) for Fall admission

  • March 1 (MSc and PhD) for Fall admission

  • July 31 (Clinical Epidemiology graduate diploma for clinical residents in St. John's only) for Fall admission

Potential career options and outcomes

Academic faculty member (university, college or private institution), research scientist (public or private laboratory), research assistant, health policy fellowship, physician, scientific writer, grants facilitator, entrepreneur (start-up company)


Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:

Graduate diploma (Clinical Epidemiology)

MSc (Med) (Clinical Epidemiology)

PhD (Clinical Epidemiology)

MD-PhD

Routes:

course, thesis

Duration (Full-time students):

Graduate diploma, MSc (Med): 1-2 years

PhD: 4 years

Campus:

St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 15 (Clinical Epidemiology graduate diploma) for Fall admission

March 1 (MSc and PhD) for Fall admission

July 31 (Clinical Epidemiology graduate diploma for clinical residents in St. John's only) for Fall admission

Funding:

MSc (Med): $12,000

PhD: $12,000-$20,000

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Tuition (NL students):

Graduate diploma: $420

MSc (Med): $635-$1,313/semester

PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $546

MSc (Med): $826-$1,707/semester

PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $710

MSc (Med): $1,074-$2,218/semester

PhD: $1,499/semester

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