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M.Sc.Ph.D.

Biostatistics: Program Requirements

M.Sc.

The Department offers two routes towards an M.Sc. degree: by coursework and thesis; or coursework and a project/practicum. Both require completion of a minimum of 48 credits; the second route allows for a greater breadth of topics learned through the coursework, while the thesis route allows for greater depth in a specific topic.

Required Courses
(24 Credits)

Course #TitleCredits
BIOS 601
BIOS 602
MATH 523
MATH 533
MATH 556
MATH 557
Epidemiology: Introduction & Statistical Models
Epidemiology: Regression Models
Generalized Linear Models
Analysis of Variance and Regression
Mathematical Statistics 1
Mathematical Statistics 2
4
4
4
4
4
4

Students exempted from any of the courses listed above must replace them with additional Complementary Course credits.

Thesis/Project Component

Course #TitleCredits
BIOS 690
or
BIOS 630
M.Sc. Thesis

Research Project/Practicum in Biostatistics
24

6

Additional Courses (coursework + project/practicum option)

18 credits of course work in biostatistics, statistics, and epidemiology, at the 500-level or higher, chosen from a list of electives, in consultation with the student's academic advisor or supervisor.

Program Director and Advisor:
lawrence [dot] joseph [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. L. Joseph)


Ph.D.

Requirements:

Course #TitleCredits
BIOS 601

BIOS 602
BIOS 624
MATH 523
MATH 533
MATH 556
MATH 557
Epidemiology: Introduction & Statistical
Models
Epidemiology: Regression Models
Data Analysis & Report Writing
Generalized Linear Models
Analysis of Variance and Regression
Mathematical Statistics 1
Mathematical Statistics 2
4

4
4
4
4
4
4

(if these courses, or their equivalents, not already completed)

Course #TitleCredits
BIOS 700
BIOS 701
BIOS 702
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Part A*
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Part B**
Ph.D. Proposal***
0
0
0

* Statistical Theory. For more information: BIOS700CompExam [.pdf]

** Applied Statistics, in the form of a take-home data analysis problem. For more information: BIOS701CompExam [.pdf]

*** For additional information see: BIOS702Protocol [pdf]

Course #TitleCredits
****
****
Statistics/Biostatistics
Related fields (e.g. epidemiology, social/biomedical sciences)
12
6

**** 500-level or higher, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, academic advisor. 

Pedagogical Training:

Supervised teaching of statistical concepts and methods in tutorial and classroom formats.

Program Director and Advisor:
lawrence [dot] joseph [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. L. Joseph)

 

For additional information see: BIOS702Protocol [pdf]