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Mathematics and Statistics - Biostatistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #281 (QS) ,
The University of Ottawa offers a rich academic environment to study mathematics and statistics under the supervision of professors who have gained an international reputation for their research.

About

The Ottawa-Carleton Institutes combine the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Institutes offer graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in several fields (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, etc.).

Biostatistics is an interdisciplinary area of research linking statistics, biology, medicine, and health sciences. This growing area demands knowledge of the theory behind statistical procedures, an ability to put that theory into practice, and an understanding of the area of application. The applications range from clinical trials to population epidemiology and the development of new procedures. The specialization is intended to prepare a graduate for a career as a biostatistician in a health-related industry, or for a career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Epidemiology I- Introductory Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology II: Advanced Epidemiology
  • Intervention Studies in Health Research
  • Advanced Clinical Trials
  • Mathematical Statistics I
  • Mathematical Statistics II

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    30 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major in mathematics and statistics (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+).
  • A bachelor's degree with a major or a specialization in biostatistics (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+).
  • International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.
  • Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills.
  • For students interested in the thesis option, identify at least one professor who is willing to supervise your research and thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6420 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2729 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2729 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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