Ph.D. On Campus

Epidemiology - Global Health

McGill University

36 months
20972 CAD/year
5604 CAD/year
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The Epidemiology - Global Health program at the McGill University may be of interest to students from the natural or quantitative sciences (e.g., microbiology, computer science, statistics, economics, geography), quantitative social sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology), or the health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, social work, nutrition).


Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology - Global Health who have an interest in global health can receive additional recognition for completing the Global Health Option within their degree program. Students can fulfill the requirements for both the Ph.D. and the Global Health Option within the normal Ph.D. timeline.

The programme

Over and above the core Ph.D. training, students in the Global Health Option will undertake global health-dedicated coursework and the thesis would be of relevance to global health. This additional global health training will provide students with insight into the major global health challenges of today's world. This area of study, research, and practice prioritizes improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.

McGill University and its affiliated hospitals have close to 200 researchers involved in global health work, from basic biomedical research on tropical diseases to large-scale population studies on the social determinants of health. Students at McGill can be exposed to the work of 20 teams working in all major areas of global health, including Infectious and Tropical Diseases; Global Environmental Health; and Global Mental Health, among others.

With this additional Global Health qualification, Ph.D. graduates will benefit from opportunities for future training or work in those institutions or organizations that are active in global health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Global Health: Epidemiological Research
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
  • Ph.D. Proposal
  • Principles of Study Design
  • Doctoral Level Epidemiologic Methods
  • Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology
  • Research Design in Health Sciences
  • Fundamentals of Global Health
  • Advanced Topics in Health Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5604 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2802 CAD per semester during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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