How to apply
The MSc in Epidemiology program is administered under the rules and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies applications are accepted under these applications.
MSc applicants will have a Honours undergraduate degree, with an overall minimum average of 75%. MSc applicants must have demonstrated the use of quantitative skills, by successfully completing courses in mathematics, statistics or data analysis. The math skills required for EPID 821 (Introductory Biostatistics) are basically at the level of high school mathematics. The self-assessment questions are grouped into arithmetic, algebra, some special mathematical functions and graphs. Answers are at the end. The skills for solving these simple math problems will be useful in EPID 821. If you find these questions difficult, and achieve less than 70% correct answer, you probably need a crash course before coming into the program.
Full time students are accepted into the program for a September start date each year, The application deadline is January 15, 2015, although applications will continue to be accepted until the program is full. Submission by the early date offers a better chance of receiving funding.
Please note that if you are an applicant who is a graduate or current student of Queen's, at the undergraduate or graduate level, you do not need to send transcripts. Your student record from Queen's will be accessed by the admission's committee. For any degrees earned outside of Queen's, please ensure that you arrange for two official transcripts to be sent to the School of Graduate Studies at the address below from the issuing university
School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Canada, K7L 3N6
Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
Photocopied transcripts or those printed from a university website are not permitted.
Degree and graduation certificates must be included if the transcript does not indicate the type of degree and date granted.
Transcripts submitted with applications become the property of Queen's University, are subject to verification, are not available for copying and will not be returned to the applicant.
All required test scores must be received directly from the testing agency, before your application is complete.
The GRE is a mandatory requirement for applicants from non-Canadian universities and a minimum score of 149 is required on the quantitative section. The GRE institution code and department code is 0949 and 0606, respectively.
English Language Comprehension
International students from a non-English speaking university and students with English as a second language will need to complete a TOEFL assessment.
The following English Language Proficiency tests results are accepted by the School of Graduate Studies:
TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test)
For an overall minimum score of 88 (out of 120)
Applicants must have the minimum score in each test, as well as the minimum overall score.
Any applicant whose first language is not English, but who, within the 12 month period prior to the month of application, has studies for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction, may submit with their application a request to be exempted from the English language proficiency test requirement. The Director of Admissions, School of Graduate Studies, will review the request. The applicant will be informed of the results of the review.
Paying the Application
If, at any point, you would like to confirm completion of your application, please contact the MSc in Epidemiology Graduate Assistant.