The program normally requires a minimum of two years of full-time study and a maximum of three years with the first eight months devoted primarily to course work. It enables students to gain core knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics methods, health services and policy research, or population health to develop research experience by applying these methodologies to a research project under the supervision of a supervisory committee.
The minimum requirement for an M.Sc. is 30 credits, including 13.5 credits of core courses plus the M.Sc. thesis (12 credits). However, the actual courses required are at the discretion of program supervisors; often the number of credits required ranges between 36 and 42.
- Degree: Master of Science - Specialization: Population and Public Health - Subject: Health and Medicine - Mode of delivery: On campus - Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required - Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, community health, global health, health services management and planning, health services research, health-care policy, occupational and environmental health, and preventive medicine and health promotion.
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The program enables students to gain core knowledge and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics methods, health services and policy research, or population health to develop research experience by applying these methodologies to a research project under the supervision of a supervisory committee.
Research Description My research investigates how the transition from school to work can create mental health inequalities for young people. I'm further interested in how recent economic and political circumstances have changed the ways that young people transition from school to work and how that, in turn, has implications for mental health in the population. Using national survey data, I am using regression techniques to investigate Canadian trends over the past decade.
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree? Working at an interdisciplinary research environment - the Centre for Research on Inner City Health in Toronto, Ontario - was the catalyst for my interest in graduate school. There, I gained perspective about the value of the type of research that I want to do, and got a taste of how to make research applicable to the everyday. I pursued a graduate degree to further my understanding of the field, to connect with people with similar interests, and to upgrade my skills.
Why did you decide to study at UBC? Among other reasons, the School of Population and Public Health had a philosophy of education that appealed to me, and seemed to offer the opportunities for partnership in research that I was looking for. In thinking about the networks that I have been connected to here, I feel optimistic about the longevity of my research relationships.
What has been your most memorable Vancouver experience so far? The greatest surprise of living in Vancouver has been the how accessible trips to mountains and islands have been. Via public transit, I've been able to be my most active in Vancouver. The first time I completed the Grouse Grind, hiking up to the top of Grouse Mountain, was definitely a personal triumph and a highlight of my experience here.
International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to $3,200 per annum
Students must hold a valid Student Authorization (Study Permit).
Students do not need to apply, as all international students who are eligible are automatically considered for this scholarship. Awards are assigned on the Student Information System, and, once assigned, can be viewed by logging onto the Student Service Centre.