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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 16.4k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 25 November
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 760pts.
  • Duration:
  • 5 years

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    Graduates from the Biostatistics Division will be well suited to work as independent researchers within a university setting, and to take a leadership or supervisory role in university research institutes, government departments, hospitals, pharmaceutical/health corporations, and other health agencies such as cancer research units.

    Required Courses

    • All students are required to take the courses listed here. Those who have completed them at the Master’s level and have achieved at least an A-, may be given an exemption and be required to replace these courses with electives.
    • Students who have taken their MSc in the department, may have taken some or all of these courses already. In this case their program of study will be designed with consultation of the program director at the time of admission.

    Comprehensive Examination

    PhD students are required to attempt the comprehensive exam within the first year of entering the program. The examination, which is usually offered in the late summer, involves both theoretical and practical components, divided into three parts. The theoretical component comprises two in-class exams of 5 hours each, the first (Part I) covering foundations such as probability and mathematical statistics, and the second (Part II) covering biostatistical methodology. The format for the practical component (Part III) is a take-home exam, where the student is given one week to submit a report which summarizes the statistical analysis of at least one dataset.

    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    • Master’s degree with research experience from a recognized university*
    • A- (A minus) average in Master’s program in a relevant area of study
    • Research experience
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