Ph.D. On Campus


McGill University

36 months
16122 CAD/year
2624 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Biostatistics at McGill University involves the development and application of statistical methods to scientific research in areas such as medicine, epidemiology, public health, occupational and environmental health, genetics, and ecology. 


Biostatisticians play key roles in designing studies—from helping to formulate the questions that can be answered by data collection to the decisions on how best to collect the data—and in analyzing the resulting data. 

Key Features 

  • Our Biostatistics faculty from McGill University work in close collaboration with epidemiologists, clinicians, public health specialists, basic scientists, and other health researchers. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology: Introduction and statistical models
  • Epidemiology: Regression Models
  • Data Analysis & Report Writing
  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Honours Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • Mathematical Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health and may be revised at any time.
  • Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16122 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16122 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2624 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2624 CAD per year during 36 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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