General Information

The Department of Community Health and Epidemiology within the College of Medicine offers Community and Population Health Sciences MSc and PhD programs. These programs prepare students for academic careers or to work in a variety of health and policy related workplaces. Students prepare a research thesis or dissertation. Course work and seminars develop skills in community engagement, epidemiology, biostatics, research methods, health promotion, and evaluation. These skills can be applied to various areas including population and health studies, evaluation of health services and delivery, and health policy. 

Prospective Students

  • The Department offers MSc and PhD programs in Community and Population Health Sciences. The College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (CGPS) sets the minimum entrance requirements for graduate programs and for English proficiency.
  • MSc applicants do not need a supervisor in place before applying. However, as this program is very competitive, few students without supervisors are accepted yearly. Please send a brief transmittal email with a CV and copies of all prior transcripts to a potential supervisor or to See admissions website for a list of potential supervisors. 
  • PhD applicants must have a faculty supervisor confirmed before they apply. 
  • Competitive applicants will have most grades from their last degree in the "excellent" category.
  • CH&E graduate students are required to be 'in residence', meaning residing in Saskatoon, until core program requirements have been met, including thesis committee approval of pre-proposal and completion of core courses. PhD Students must remain in Saskatoon until the completion of the comprehensive exam.

All information for students interested in the Community Health & Epidemiology Graduate Program can be found on the admission website for the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


Community Health and Epidemiology Graduate Program
Health Sciences Building,
107 Wiggins Road
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E5

Graduate Chair:

Nazeem Muhajarine

Graduate Administrator:

Stephanie Kehrig