Master of Science Degree

The MSc in Biostatistics is a thesis-based degree. Students enrolled in the collaborative Biostatistics Program are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit units of coursework (nine required credit units and six elective credit units);
  • Participate in a non-credit research ethics course and a non-credit seminar course; and
  • Complete a thesis.

MSc graduates in biostatistics will be prepared for positions that require expertise in data management, study design, and statistical modeling. After completing the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistical theory;
  • Apply statistical theory to problems in the medical, biological, and agricultural sciences;
  • Collaborate on research teams;
  • Address problems involved in the collection and management of data; and
  • Participate actively in the drawing of conclusions from data analysis and in the presentation and writing of research reports and papers.

All MSc students entering the collaborative Biostatistics Program will have an advisory committee that includes the student's supervisor and other faculty members as required. The committee is responsible for determining the student's program, monitoring academic performance, and providing feedback and guidance for the student's research.  

The minimum residency requirement is one regular academic session. A regular academic session runs from September to April. During the residency period students are expected to be located at the University of Saskatchewan. After fulfilling the residency requirement, students must maintain continuous registration in their program of study until its completion.

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