The Collaborative Specialization in Biostatistics is part of the MSc in Mathematics and Statistics and has two completion options: Thesis or Coursework-only.

This specialization is an interdisciplinary area of research linking statistics, biology, medicine and health sciences. The specialization is intended to prepare a student for a career as a biostatistician in a health-related industry, or for a doctoral program in biostatistics.

It is administered by a committee of representatives from the primary units, which include the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University, the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa and  the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton is a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mathematics and Statistics (OCIMS), which offers one of the largest graduate programs in mathematics and statistics in Canada. Students can take courses and access research resources at both Carleton and the University of Ottawa.

Capital Advantage

Carleton’s location in Ottawa allows access to many government departments and headquarters for organizations and industries.  Many career opportunities are just down the road.

Application Information

Application is made to the primary unit (at either Carleton University or the University of Ottawa) most appropriate to the student’s research interests. The title of the degree will specify the discipline of the participating unit with specialization in Biostatistics. Application decisions are made by a committee of two members from each unit which meets once a year.

Program Information

Length: 1 year (coursework), 2 years (thesis)

Fall Application Deadline: January 31

Contact: Prof. Jason Nielsen


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