Admission Requirements – MSc/PhD CEHCR

MSc Admission Requirements

  • 4-year undergraduate degree in a health profession from an accredited University (BScN, BScOT, BScPT, DMD, MD, MScN, etc.). MSc applicants should have graduated from a 4-year undergraduate program with at least a B+ standing in the last two years of study.
  • A letter of intent that addresses your previous education, reason for choosing a degree in Clinical Epidemiology, future career goals and research interests as they apply to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research. You may also wish to elaborate on any funding or supervision arrangements and clinical obligations during your studies.
  • Two confidential letters of reference from academic and/or professional supervisors or other appropriate contact.
  • Relevant research experience.
  • Minimum release time of 3 weekdays.
  • Commitment to a career in research as an independent investigator able to compete for peer-reviewed funding.

PhD Admission Requirements

  • An excellent record of scholarship and an aptitude for research. PhD applicants should have a 4-year undergraduate degree in a health profession from an accredited University (BScN, BScOT, BScPT, DMD, MD, MScN, etc.) and should have graduated from their Masters program with at least a B+ average.
  • PhD applicants will ideally have completed a thesis Master’s degree or have equivalent research experience. Those students without a thesis Master’s or relevant research experience may be eligible for the MSc/PhD Transfer Program.
  • Two confidential letters of reference that indicate to the admissions committee the applicant’s preparation and competence to conduct research studies.
  • A letter of intent that addresses your previous education, reason for choosing a degree in Clinical Epidemiology, future career goals and research interests as they apply to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research. You may also wish to elaborate on any funding or supervision arrangements and clinical obligations during your studies.Before You Apply
  • All potential Clinical Epidemiology students are encouraged to discuss the program with a Clinical Epidemiology faculty member.
  • Applicants from outside the University of Toronto, as well as applicants who have not had mentorship from a clinical epidemiologist during their clinical training (this category will include many non-physician applicants, as well as physician applicants from specialties without a strong tradition of clinical epidemiology scholarship) are encouraged to contact the Graduate Assistant, clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca, prior to preparing their application.
  • The application process includes supplying email addresses of two referees, and uploading a CV, a letter of intent and a scan of transcripts. An additional information and background information form will be available to download once the application fee is paid. Applicants must complete and upload these documents in order to complete their application.

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