This page contains information about graduate programs in statistics, biostatistics, actuarial sciences, and data science supplied by CANSSI member institutions and other universities.

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Canadian Programs

McGill University | Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc Biostatistics
  • PhD Biostatistics

Department name: Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Application deadline: December 1, 2022, for Fall 2023

Details: Biostatistics

Additional information: Contact Andrea Benedetti (Associate Professor) at andrea.benedetti@mcgill.ca

McGill University | Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc in Community Health Sciences (Concentration in Biostatistics)

Department name: Mathematics and Statistics

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Application deadline: Admissions

Details:

Additional information: Contact Jason Stillman, Graduate Program Coordinator (514-398-4400 ext 0503, grad.mathstat@mcgill.ca)

University of Guelph | Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc and PhD in Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
  • Master in Data Science
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary grad programs include:
    • MSc in Collaborative Specialized in Artificial Intelligence (CSAI), Bioinformatics, Biophysics, and Collaborative Specialized in One Health (CSOH)
    • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biophysics, and CSOH

Department name: Mathematics and Statistics

Location: Guelph, Ontario

Application deadline: “It depends on the program. Eg. there is a deadline for the bulk part of applications to our grad program in Math and Stat. But students with strong application profiles are still considered even past the deadline, and would be allowed to start in a later term e.g. Jan or May. The MSc in data science has a fixed deadline, e.g. Jan 23 for 2023.”

Details:

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University of Manitoba | Community Health Sciences

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc in Community Health Sciences (Concentration in Biostatistics)

Department name: Community Health Sciences

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Application deadline: Normally in January

Details:

Description of the Program

The MSc degree with a Concentration in Biostatistics from the Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, is a thesis-based program that provides students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge on topics relevant to studies in the health sciences and related fields, and the analysis of health-related data.

The program has five core courses (15 credit hours) of:

  • CHSC 7320: Organization and Financing of the Canadian Health Care System,
  • CHSC 7520: Principles of Epidemiology,
  • CHSC 7680: Methods and Concepts for Community Health Sciences,
  • CHSC 7830: Advanced Biostatistics for Community Health Sciences, and
  • STAT 7080: Advanced Statistical Inference

An additional 9 credit hours of elective courses and a thesis are required to complete the program. Elective courses are available in both the Department of Community Health Sciences and the Department of Statistics and cover topics in hierarchical and longitudinal data analysis, clinical trial design and analysis, statistical consulting, and methods for observational data.

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for entry into the MSc program in Community Health Sciences, including the Concentration in Biostatistics.

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years of study. For the Biostatistics Concentration, students are expected to have a background in a quantitative discipline (such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science).
    • A satisfactory English language proficiency test score, if applicable. Higher English language test scores are normally required to be competitive in this admission review process, particularly for the writing band of these specific English language tests:
    • IELTS: An overall score of at least 7, must include all test components (i.e., listening, reading, writing and speaking), where the writing band is not lower than a score of 7.
    • TOEFL (iBT): A minimum total score of 92 is required, with a writing score no lower than 21.
      If an applicant does not meet these writing score requirements, the Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) is accepted if completed before starting the program.

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Queen’s University | Public Health Sciences

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc Public Health Sciences, Specializing in Biostatistics
  • PhD Public Health Sciences, Field of Study Biostatistics

Department name: Public Health Sciences

Location: Kingston, Ontario

Application deadline:

  • MSc – January 15, 2023
  • PhD – January 30, 2023

Details:

MSc applicants will have a four-year undergraduate degree, with an overall minimum average of 75%. MSc applicants must have demonstrated the use of quantitative skills, by successfully completing courses in mathematics, statistics or data analysis.
Applicants to this program will normally have an Honours BSc degree in disciplines such as statistics, mathematics, biology, life sciences, health science or economics. Successful applicants normally have at least two undergraduate courses in calculus or linear algebra and two courses in applied statistics or probability.

Admission requirements for these PhD programs are:

A minimum A- average (equivalent GPA of 3.7 or 80%) in a Master’s degree program in a related discipline such as, but not limited to, health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, health promotion, health geography, or economics.

A minimum A- average (equivalent GPA of 3.7 or 80%) in the last 20 post-secondary courses.
demonstrated research competency and potential, which is normally achieved via a thesis-based, or a research-project based Master’s degree.

Applicants who have not completed a thesis or research project will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In these cases applicants should show evidence of interest in research, and experience including relevant coursework, publications and/or work experience.

Applicants who express an interest in our Specialization Field of Biostatistics should have Master’s level training or equivalent in Biostatistics. Students who are interested in this specialization but who do not have the appropriate academic background should contact the Department to discuss options.

Applicants who express an interest in our Specialization Field of Epidemiology should have Master’s level training or equivalent in Epidemiology. Students who are interested in this specialization but who do not have the appropriate academic background should contact the Department to discuss options.

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Additional information
Dr. Yingwei (Paul) Peng, Program Director
MSc Public Health Sciences, Specializing in Biostatistics, yingwei.peng@queensu.ca
Dr. Ian Janssen, Program Director
PhD Public Health Sciences, ian.janssen@queensu.ca

Sue Preston, Graduate Assistant, MSc and PhD Programs, epid@queensu.ca

University of Calgary | Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc-thesis and PhD in Mathematics & Statistics (Biostatistics Specialization)
  • MSc-thesis and PhD in Mathematics & Statistics (Statistics Specialization)
  • MSc-thesis and PhD in Mathematics & Statistics (Actuarial Science Specialization)
  • MSc-course based in Mathematics & Statistics (Statistics Specialization)

Department name: Mathematics and Statistics

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Application deadline: January 15 for following fall semester entry

Details:

MSc-thesis and PhD Biostatistics specializations are interdisciplinary specializations run jointly by both the Departments of Mathematics & Statistics and Community Health Sciences.

Biostatistics students enter the program/department in which their supervisor resides.

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Additional information
Biostatistics Graduate Coordinator: Rob Deardon robert.deardon@ucalgary.ca

Mathematics & Statistics Graduate Information: sci.grad@ucalgary.ca

University of Calgary | Community Health Sciences

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • MSc-thesis and PhD in Community Health Sciences (Biostatistics Specialization)

Department name: Community Health Sciences

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Application deadline: December 1 for following fall semester entry

Details:

MSc-thesis and PhD Biostatistics specializations are interdisciplinary specializations run jointly by both the Departments of Mathematics & Statistics and Community Health Sciences.

Biostatistics students enter the program/department in which their supervisor resides.

Web Links:
Additional information
Biostatistics Graduate Coordinator: Rob Deardon robert.deardon@ucalgary.ca

Mathematics & Statistics Graduate Information: sci.grad@ucalgary.ca

U.S. and International Programs

North Carolina State University | Statistics

Graduate degree(s) and program(s):

  • M.S. in Statistics
  • Ph.D. in Statistics

Department name: Statistics

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Application deadline: Typically December 15, but applications are received on a rolling basis. Check out the website for further details: https://statistics.sciences.ncsu.edu/graduate/online-programs/how-to-apply/

Details: The Department of Statistics at NC State offers top-ranked graduate programs that prepare graduates for a diverse and dynamic field. We have competitive master’s and doctoral programs in which students study and conduct research alongside award-winning faculty to learn the skills they need to be tomorrow’s leading statisticians.

Graduates in statistics are in high demand by top employers in a variety of lucrative fields, and our prime location in the Research Triangle region puts us near many of these industry leaders. Our students intern and work with SAS, Google, Amazon, Facebook, GSK, IQVIA (formerly Quintiles), local and national banks and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, among others. Graduates also go on to teach and conduct research at prestigious academic institutions like Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto.

In addition to a rigorous education, our department encourages a welcoming community where diverse students from all over the world learn, work and play together. Whether it’s through student organizations or department events like our annual beach weekend and International Dinner, students and faculty learn from one another and build supportive relationships.

For further details about our department, please visit the website: https://statistics.sciences.ncsu.edu/graduate/

To apply for one of several graduate programs, use the following website to submit your application:
https://statistics.sciences.ncsu.edu/graduate/online-programs/how-to-apply/

Additional information:

Lanakila Alexander, Graduate Program Coordinator: stgradservices@ncsu.edu

Prof. Wenbin Lu, Graduate Program Director: wenbin_lu@ncsu.edu