||Those seeking the CSG who already have a doctoral degree (2.1.b or 2.1.c) but do not have the necessary pre-requisites for the required courses, must either take the prerequisites or must get permission from the course instructor. Up to 6 credit hours (2 courses) from among the 5 CSGrequired courses may be waived if the CSG candidate has demonstrated expertise in those areas. The waiver of courses must be approved by the committee overseeing the CSG Program, appointed by the Head of the SSG. Note that none of the CSG-required courses are courses that are required for completion of a Ph.D. in the Biostatistics Department. Post-doctoral fellows in SSG have the option (but not the mandate) to obtain the certificate by completing the above requirements.