Statistics

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:20 months
Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:715

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Graduate students in our Department enjoy a very collegial and inclusive environment. We are very proud of our graduates' achievements, and try to provide them with many opportunities to develop professionally. We value highly the opinion of our graduate students and keep them actively involved in the life of the Department. They are represented in departmental meetings and participate in many our decisions

The total number of credits is 30, of which 3 credits could be for a project (or 6 credits for a thesis). At least 24 credits must be in courses numbered 500 and above. Students are expected to register for a minimum of 18 credits in their first year, and a minimum of 12 credits in their second year. The Department requires that students maintain an average of at least 75% in order to stay in the program.

There are 4 key mandatory sequence of courses; most students would have some of these in their undergraduate program. Other courses are taken for breadth.

  • mathematical statistics sequence: Stat 560 and Stat 561
  • advanced probability and stochastic process: an advanced probability course recommended by the program advisor.
  • design of experiments/ analysis of variance: Stat 404, not required as of Sept 2006, but is suggested co-requisite/prerequisite for Stat 550.
  • applied statistics sequence: at least 3 credits from the applied Statistics courses: Stat 527, 538, 541, 543 and 545.
  • statistical consulting sequence: Stat 550 and Stat 551.
Successful applicants must show evidence of their genuine interest in our discipline This evidence can be in the form of previous studies in Statistics and/or work experience. Graduate students at UBC come from a fairly diverse background. Most of our successful M.Sc. applicants typically have had at least two years of undergraduate mathematics courses (three semesters of calculus, a semester of linear algebra), an introductory statistics course covering the basics of data analysis (plots, histograms, t-tests, confidence intervals, regression), a third year probability course, a third/fourth year mathematical statistics course, and at least one or two more statistics courses at the third or fourth year level (ie. linear regression, design of experiments, time series etc.) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
All students admitted to the graduate program in the Department of Statistics receive funding for their studies in the form of Research and Teaching Assistantships. Students can expect to receive approximately $17,000 per year for the first 20 months.
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