Queen's University

Department of

Public Health Sciences


Public Health Sciences

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Welcome to the MSc program in Epidemiology 

The Master's program in Epidemiology at Queen's University leads to the degree of Master of Science. The program has been in existence since 1968 but has evolved substantially to reflect new health concerns in the population. The goal of the program is to provide a common methodological foundation from which to conduct research in human populations across diverse health - related areas. The scope of the field of epidemiology is broad; it includes a range of content areas and methodologies. Depending upon their focus, students learn about various research designs, biostatistics, program evaluation, health economics, as well as how to design surveys or use administrative data. At Queen's our established strengths are in the areas of cancer, injury, obesity, disability, and mental health epidemiology as well as research in various health services contexts including public health, primary care, cancer care and critical care. We also have some emerging strengths in the areas of Northern health, Aboriginal health and global health studies.