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​​Admission Information & Requirements

The graduate program is administered under the rules and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and applications are accepted under these general regulations. 

Application Process and Deadlines
  • All applications are to be completed on line through the School of Graduate Studies website.
  • Please read all the information provided before applying.
  • Transcripts are to be sent directly from the issuing university to:​ School of Graduate Studies, Gordon Hall, Room 425, Queen's University, 74 Union Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Full-time students are accepted into the MSc program for a September start date each year
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2015  
  • All completed applications will be reviewed by early March each year.
  • Notification of Acceptance: March or early April
  • Submission by the earlier date offers a better chance of receiving available departmental funding.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by these deadlines, however late applications may be considered.
Application and Requirements
  • Honours (4 year) undergraduate degree with an overall average of 75%.

Other Requirements

  • Demonstration of quantitative skills, such as an introductory mathematics, statistics, or a data analysis course. The math skills required for EPID 821 (Introductory Biostatistics) are basically at the level of high school mathematics. The attached 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 answers, you probably need a crash course before coming into the program.
  • All applicants must submit two copies of their official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

Test Requirements

  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score is mandatory 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. For more information click here.
  • International students from a non-English speaking university or students with English as a second language will require a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score. The TOEFL institution code is 0949 and the department code is 50.

Important Application Form Information

  • For the 'Reference Information' section of the application
  1. If you wish to submit more than two reference letters, please note that your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed until ALL reference letters have been received.
  2. If you have been out of school for more than 5 years, please note that you may submit one academic reference and one professional reference. If you have been in school within 5 years, you are encouraged to submit two academic references.
  3. Please follow-up with your referees to ensure your reference letters have been submitted on time.
  • If, at any point, you would like to confirm completion of your application, please contact Tim Rosillo, Master of Epidemiology Graduate Assistant,
Registration and Fees

Students register for their programs in August.  Check the Registrar's office for current details of fees and payment.