Program Details

The MSc program is adapted towards students who want to gain research experience by applying epidemiological and biostatistical methods to a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.

A quick overview:

  • 30 credits minimum
  • Thesis required (SPPH 599 – 12 credits)
  • Maintain at least a 76% (B+) average
  • Full-time or part-time option

The MSc program generally requires a minimum of two years of full-time study with the first eight months devoted primarily to coursework. Masters students may choose to complete their degree requirements through part-time study. You will need to declare whether you have chosen part-time or full-time studies. Part-time students should be aware that they are not eligible for UBC scholarships or awards.

UBC policy establishes a 5-year time limit for the completion of a Masters program, for both full-time and part-time students. See the UBC policy regarding leave, extensions to these limits.