The Population Dynamics Option (PDO) is a cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty graduate program offered by the Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD) as an option within existing master’s and doctoral programs in the Departments of Sociology, Economics, and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University.
Students who have been admitted through their home department or faculty may apply for admission to the option. The option is coordinated by the CPD, in partnership with participating academic units.
Thus, in addition to the rigorous training provided in the Department of EBOH, graduate students who choose this option become Centre on Population Dynamics (CPD) student trainees. This affiliation notably offers opportunities for interdisciplinary research and supervision.
The option also provides a forum whereby graduate students bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other's learning through structured courses, a weekly seminar series, and informal discussions and networking.
With interdisciplinary research being increasingly important to understanding complex social and biological processes, CPD student trainees benefit from both a strong disciplinary foundation from their departmental affiliations, as well as from the sharing of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries through CPD activities.
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- Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
- Ph.D. Proposal
- Principles of Study Design
- Doctoral Level Epidemiologic Methods
- Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology
- Research Design in Health Sciences
- Sociology of Population
- Demographic Methods
- Public Finance
- Economic Development
- Labour Economics
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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- Online application and application fee
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Writing sample/portfolio
- A research supervisor
- Study permits/student visas
International19082 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9541 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
National4782 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2391 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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