Biostatistics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.
An undergraduate degree in mathematics or statistics or its equivalent (an honours degree is preferred, but not required). At least three semesters of calculus, two semesters of linear algebra, at least one, but preferably two semesters of real analysis, and a full year course/sequence in mathematical statistics preferably at an honours level, e.g., MATH 356/357. Exposure to data analysis is an asset.
M.Sc.: Students admitted into the M.Sc. program will, in general, meet the requirements above.
Ph.D.: Exceptional students without a master's degree but with the above qualifications will be considered for Ph.D. admission starting with a Qualifying year.
Complete details on the Biostatistics programs are available on our Departmental website at: www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/grad/biostatistics/requirements.
Minimum TOEFL scores required, when applicable, of 100 on the Internet-based test. Minimum score for IELTS: 6.5.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.
Completed applications, with all supporting documents, must reach the Department by the Dates for Guaranteed Consideration. Please see our website at www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/grad/biostatistics/applying for information on required documents as well as the application deadline.