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What will I learn?

Program Description

Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program

The University of Ottawa offers a rich academic environment to study mathematics and statistics under the supervision of professors who have gained an international reputation for their research. Most major fields of research in mathematics and statistics are represented within the Department of mathematics and Statistics. Moreover, the Department is a participating unit in the master's level collaborative programs in bioinformatics and in biostatistics.

Since 1984, the graduate programs in mathematics and statistics have been under the umbrella of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (OCIMS). The OCIMS consists of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ottawa. The two units have pooled together their resources to offer each year a large selection of graduate courses.

Collaborative Program Description

Bioinformatics is an emerging and increasingly important scientific discipline dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental questions about the structure, function and evolution of biological entities through the design and application of computational approaches. Fundamental research in these areas is expected to increase our understanding of human health and disease which translates into innovation in industry. Bioinformaticians today must be able to appreciate significant research in other fields and therefore require an understanding of the basic principles of other disciplines. To meet this challenge, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa offer a collaborative program leading to a Master of Science degree in the primary program with specialization in bioinformatics or, in the case of computer science, a master of computer science degree with specialization in bioinformatics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (6 terms)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,471.80 (US$ 18,471) per year
CAN $8,490.60 per term. This fee is for 2021-2022.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Avenue East,

OTTAWA,

Ontario (ON),

K1N 6N5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hold an honours bachelor’s degree (4 years) with an average of 70%, or B (calculated using your last 20 courses). TOEFL (paper-based) 550, TOEFL (Internet-based) 79, IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual skills 5.0.

For international students

Have a bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major in mathematics and statistics (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+).

TOEFL 550 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Paper-based)

TOEFL 79-80 / IELTS Overall 6.5 - Individual 5.0 (Internet-based)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Ottawa

The university ranks within the top 1 per cent of universities globally, and the top 10 research-intensive institutions in Canada.

  • CAD 42 million in scholarships and bursaries on offer
  • 14 international student mentors to help students succeed
  • Ottawa is one of the safest cities in Canada
  • One of the world’s top 10 countries to live in

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