Master of Mathematics (MMath) in Statistics - Co-operative Program

The program information below is valid for the winter 2021 term (January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

Graduate research fields

  • Computational Statistics
  • Finance
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Probability
  • Statistical Theory and Methods
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Co-operative
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A four-year Honours Bachelor degree with a significant statistics and/or actuarial science component.
    • An overall 78% average from a Canadian university (or its equivalent).
    • An interview may be required.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      normally from academic sources

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Master's Research Paper option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 7 one-term (0.50 unit weight) courses with an overall average of at least 70%.
    • 3 of the 7 required courses should include:
      • STAT 830 Experimental Design or STAT 835 Statistical Methods for Process Improvement
      • STAT 850 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
      • STAT 854 Sampling Theory and Practice
    • Exemptions can be made to these required courses at the discretion of the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Graduate Studies Work Report
    • Students with a strong interest in applied statistics are encouraged to consider the co-operative option.
    • Participants gain valuable experience as practicing statisticians through employment in business, industry, government or a research laboratory for a period of eight months (normally, two consecutive work terms). The usual pattern of study and work consists of two academic terms, two work terms, and a final academic term.
    • Students must write a report which describes some aspects of their work term experience. Credit for the Graduate Studies Work Report can only be obtained by submitting a report to the Department Graduate Office.
    • An extension of the Graduate Studies Work Report may be submitted in order to satisfy the research paper requirement of the MMath degree.
  • Graduate Skills Workshop
  • Master’s Research Paper
    • Students must complete a research paper that will be given a numeric grade which appears on the transcript beside the milestone.