Department of

Public Health Sciences


Public Health Sciences


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Completing Your Degree

The PhD in Epidemiology is a 4 year program. Students are accepted for a September start date and are expected to meet the milestones listed below.

Year Milestones
Year 1
Completion of Core Courses (fall and winter terms)
Completion of Comprehensive Examination (summer terms)
Year 2
Completion of Thesis Outline (15 months) 
Completion of Thesis Proposal (24 months) 
Year 3/4


Research and data collection
Completion of research and data collection
Writing of thesis
Thesis Defense