McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

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Biostatistics (M.Sc. Non-Thesis)

McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Biostatistics
Areas of Research:Epidemiology, Biostatistics
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $5,691
National: $10,924


The M.Sc. Non-Thesis program is designed to expose students to a wide range of topics including statistical methods for epidemiology, generalized linear models, survival analysis, longitudinal data, and clinical trials. Skills in data analysis, statistical consulting, communication, and report writing are emphasized, and students graduate ready to work in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, in government, or in academic medical research.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An undergraduate degree in mathematics or statistics or its equivalent (an honours degree is preferred but not required). At least three semesters of calculus, two of linear algebra, at least one but preferably two semesters of real analysis, and a full year course/sequence in mathematical statistics preferably at an honours level, e.g. MATH-356/357. Exposure to data analysis is an asset. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): 3.0 overall, or at least 3.2/4.0 over last two years of study.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 20, 2022