Queen's University

Department of

Public Health Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF

Public Health Sciences

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Program Overview


This Master of Science in Epidemiology with Specialization in Biostatistics is 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) 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 either a M.Sc. in Epidemiology with Specialization in Biostatistics (if they are registered in the Department of Public Health Sciences), OR M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics with Specialization in Biostatistics (if they are registered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics).
 
Completing Your Degree
Students are accepted for a September start date and, if enrolled in full-time studies, are expected to meet the milestones listed below: 
 
Fall
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (EPID 801)
  • Advanced Biostatistics (EPID 823) 
  • Statistical Inference (STAT 853)
  • Computational Data Analysis (STAT 862) 

Winter 

  • Intermediate Epidemiology (EPID 804) 
  • Survival Analysis (STAT 886) 
  • Two electives

Summer 

  • Practicum (EPID 888)