The MSc in Epidemiology specializing in Biostatistics program is administered under the rules and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applications are accepted under these rules and regulations.
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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.
The application site for the September 2022 intake is now closed. The application site for the 2023 intake will open in September 2022.
Please note that if you are an applicant who is a graduate or current student of Queen's, at the undergraduate or graduate level, you do not need to send transcripts. Your student record from Queen's will be accessed by the admission's committee.
Prior to submitting your application, you will have the opportunity to upload your official transcripts.
If you are accepted into the program, you will need to arrange for two official hard-copy transcripts to be sent to the School of Graduate Studies at the address below from the issuing university
School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall Room 425
74 Union Street
Canada, K7L 3N6
Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
Photocopied transcripts or those printed from a university website are not permitted.
Degree and graduation certificates must be included if the transcript does not indicate the type of degree and date granted.
Transcripts submitted with applications become the property of Queen's University, are subject to verification, are not available for copying and will not be returned to the applicant.
The School of Graduate Studies requires two academic (from a faculty member who taught you) letters of recommendation. If you have been out of university for more than 5 years, one or more professional recommendations may be included. Applicants applying online will have the option to have their referee submit the letter of recommendation to Queen's electronically. Referees will receive an email from the School of Graduate Studies requesting their letter.
All required test scores must be received directly from the testing agency, before your application is complete.
English Language Comprehension
International students from a non-English speaking university and students with English as a second language will need to complete a TOEFL assessment.
The following English Language Proficiency tests results are accepted by the School of Graduate Studies:
TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test)
For an overall minimum score of 88 (out of 120)
Applicants must have the minimum score in each test, as well as the minimum overall score.
Any applicant whose first language is not English, but who, within the 12 month period prior to the month of application, has studied for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction, may submit with their application a request to be exempted from the English language proficiency test requirement. The Director of Admissions, School of Graduate Studies, will review the request. The applicant will be informed of the results of the review.
Paying the Application Fee
When you have completed all sections, you can submit your application. At this point, you are asked to pay the non-refundable application fee online (currently $110 CDN). You must be able to pay the fee online with a Visa or Mastercard number in order to complete your application online.