Admission Requirements

Please see the table below for a detailed outline of admission requirements for the master and doctoral Epidemiology Programs. Please note that meeting the minimum average requirement does not guarantee admission. Other parts of the application package are also considered: letters of reference, academic preparation for graduate work and how well the program will prepare the candidate for his/her planned career path.

 

Admission Requirements
Epidemiology

Master's Degree (MSc)

Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Basis of Admission 4-year honours degree (or equivalent) 2-year research thesis-based Master's degree
Additional Requirements

Priority will be given to applicants with:

  • A min. average of A- (80% or 10/12) in the last 2 full-time years of education
    Note: Averages for part-time students will use the last 10.0 full credits (or equivalent)
  • Strong performance in a recent statistics course1
  • A min. average of 80% for all graduate-level course work
  • Strong performance in a recent statistics course1
International Requirements International applicants will require an English proficiency test completed within the last two calendar years and meeting one of the following minimum results2:
  • TOEFL: 580 (for paper-based test) or 237 (for computer-based test), or 90-92 overall with no individual score below 20 (for internet Based TOEFL)
  • IELTS: 7 out of 9 overall, with no individual score below 6.5.
  • MELAB: 80 on each section and an overall score of at least 85
  • The Duolingo English Test: Applicants must attain a minimum score of 115.

Additional options for proof of English Language Proficiency are listed on the following SGPS web page: https://grad.uwo.ca/admissions/international.html.

1. Our graduate program requires students to have taken, and completed with a very strong performance, a recent course in statistics (within the last 4 years). If a great deal of time has elapsed since your last statistical courses, we recommend that your application include concrete examples of how you use statistical methods on a regular basis.

2. Applicants may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement if they have at least two full-time years of post-secondary education in an English speaking institution which is located in a country whose primary language is English. The list of eligible countries is as follows: Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

Biostatistics

Master's Degree (MSc)

Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Basis of Admission 4-year honours degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline Master's degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline
Additional Requirements

Priority will be given to applicants with:

  • A min. average of A- (80% or 10/12) in the last 2 full-time years of education
    Note: Averages for part-time students will use the last 10.0 full credits (or equivalent)
  • A min. average of 80% for all graduate-level course work
International Requirements International applicants will require an English proficiency test completed within the last two calendar years and meeting one of the following minimum results1:
  • TOEFL: 580 (for paper-based test) or 237 (for computer-based test), or 90-92 overall with no individual score below 20 (for internet Based TOEFL)
  • IELTS: 7 out of 9 overall, with no individual score below 6.5.
  • MELAB: 80 on each section and an overall score of at least 85
  • The Duolingo English Test: Applicants must attain a minimum score of 115.

Additional options for proof of English Language Proficiency are listed on the following SGPS web page: https://grad.uwo.ca/admissions/international.html.

1. Applicants may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement if they have at least two full-time years of post-secondary education in an English speaking institution which is located in a country whose primary language is English. The list of eligible countries is as follows: Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 


Please visit the website of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for full Master's and Doctoral admissions information.