Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology with Major Research Paper

Program at a Glance

  • 2-year program (average duration)
  • The following course sequences show you which courses you should take for your particular program and in which term you should take them. They help you plan your course schedule.
    • Course sequences are only guidelines.
    • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years, and some less often.
  • Visit My Academic Requirements in uoZone to make sure you enroll in all courses or activities you need to obtain your degree.

Scroll down to the bottom page to see:

  • the important milestones to complete every year for the full length of your program
  • the toolbox (Links to forms, the description of the courses and other useful links)

Year 1 Course Sequence and Milestones

First Term


  • EPI 5240 Epidemiology I- Introductory Epidemiology
  • EPI 5242 Biostatistics I
  • EPI 6178 Intervention Studies in Health Research
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills
  • EPI 5366 Seminar (1st half)


  • You must take MED 8166 during your first term. You cannot defer this course to a subsequent term.

Second Term


  • Optional course units from the list of approved courses
  • Elective course units in Epidemiology at the graduate level
  • EPI 5366 Seminar (2nd half)


Third Term


  • (If required) Optional course units from the list of approved courses
  • (If required) Elective course units in Epidemiology at the graduate level
  • EPI 7998 Research Paper


  • Submit your Abstract form and Protocol by June 1.
  • Submit your Annual Research Paper Progress Report by June 30.


  • If the Abstract form and Protocol is not completed and approved on time, enrolment for future terms will be blocked.
  • If you wish to transfer from the MSc to the PhD program (fast track), you must be in the thesis stream.
Notes for year 1
Graduate Courses
  • List of optional approved EPI graduate course.
  • List of elective courses in epidemiology at the graduate level
    Elective course units may also be selected from graduate courses offered by other departments with the approval of the Epidemiology Graduate Studies Committee.
  • In some cases, we may cancel classes with low enrolment or convert them into Directed Studies.
  • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years, and others less often.
  • MED 8166 is compulsory for all students enrolled in an MSc program and attendance is mandatory for all workshops. This course is only offered during the fall term.
EPI 7998 (Continuous activities)
  • Once you have enrolled for the first time in a continuing activity such as the Research Paper (EPI 7998), you must maintain your enrolment during every term until the activity is completed.
  • After your first (manual) enrolment to EPI 7998, all subsequent enrolments are automatic, unless you have a hold on your account, which will require that you manually enroll once you have arranged to have your hold lifted.
EPI 5366 Seminar Series
  • Enrolment to EPI 5366 is not automatic.
    You must enroll to this continuous activity in your uoZone account before the deadline.
  • EPI 5366 involves participating in Research Day.

Year 2 Course Sequence and Milestones

Fourth Term


  • EPI 7998 Research Paper
  • (If required) Optional and/or elective course units in Epidemiology at the graduate level

Fifth Term


  • EPI 7998 Research Paper

Sixth Term


  • EPI 7998 Research Paper



Useful links




The above should match the information found in the official program calendar (and related archives), under ‘program requirements’. However, despite our rigorous control procedures, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy.

  • In the event of a discrepancy between the content on this page and the official calendar, the calendar takes precedence and is the authoritative source.
  • Please note that you must follow the program requirements in effect in the calendar year of your first enrolment. Additional requirements may apply.
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