The primary objective of the PhD program is to train epidemiologists as independent investigators in an academic or equivalent research positions, or in a position of professional leadership in a health or health related agency where research is an important function.
Three elements comprise the program:
- Students will take and pass a course in Advanced Methods in Biostatistics (EPID 823) during the fall term of the first year and one full course in Advanced Epidemiology (EPID 901) during the fall and winter terms of the first year. In addition to required courses, students are encouraged to take additional elective courses, as deemed appropriate by their Supervisor(s).
- Students will take and pass a Comprehensive Exam.
- Students must prepare and successfully defend a PhD Thesis Research Project (EPID 999).