This is a 12 month full time program (part time available case by case). All students are required to complete eight courses in two terms (including 6 core courses and two elective courses from a list of suggested graduate courses offered by the two departments) and a one-term supervised practicum project in biostatistics. In the practicum, students will complete either a research project pertaining to some aspect of the biostatistics methodological research work of their supervisor or a practicum placement with an academic or industry-based research group pertaining to the biostatistics applications. When all program requirements are completed satisfactorily, students will be awarded an:
M.Sc. in Epidemiology with Specialization in Biostatistics
(if they are registered in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology),
M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics with Specialization in Biostatistics
(if they are registered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics).