Biostatistics - M5017


Graduate diploma

The Graduate Diploma course provides you with a broad range of theory and techniques especially designed for health professionals. This program assists you to understand the mathematical background, theory and applications of the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics in health and medical research; develops your skills in performing complex statistical analyses as for reading statistical methodological literature.

At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Part time
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian bachelors degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, statistics, science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, health sciences or other quantitative discipline


An Australian Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics from another university in the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, or equivalent qualification approved by the Faculty.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), Relevant Work Experience or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.
  • Statement of purpose (250-300 words maximum) outlining reasons for undertaking the course and areas of interest.

Making the application

Future students

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M5017


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.