University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine

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University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine

Field of Study:Biostatistics
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210


Biostatistics involves the development and application of statistical methodology to further our understanding of data arising in public health, the health sciences and biology. Students trained in the theory and practice of biostatistics are highly sought in universities, research hospitals, various governmental organizations and in the private sector such as the pharmaceutical industry. In the Division of Biostatistics at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the student receives a deep and broad experience in all aspects of data analysis, mathematical statistics, classical and modern methods in linear and non-linear models, survival analysis, and may choose from a collection of more specialized topics such as Bayesian methods, statistical methods applied to genetics, and computer intensive techniques.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, biology, computer science or economics is required. Also required are undergraduate or graduate courses in linear algebra, advanced calculus, probability and mathematical statistics.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • 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 November 02, 2022