Program information

Department/School Statistics and Actuarial Science
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics
Admit term(s) Fall (September - December)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

January 15 (for admission in September)

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 16 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Thesis, Master's Research Paper
Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration

Computational Statistics

Finance

Industrial Statistics

Probability

Statistical Theory and Methods

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • A four-year Honours Bachelor degree with a significant statistics and/or actuarial science component. Note: graduates of other quantitative and mathematically oriented programs are also encouraged to apply; this includes, but is not restricted to, graduates of commerce, economics, engineering, finance, and any of the physical sciences. The department graduate committee will determine the suitability of each student’s background for success in this program.*
  • An overall 78% average from a Canadian university (or its equivalent)
  • An interview may be required

Supervisors

Application material

  • Resume
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
  • References
    • Three references normally from academic sources
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?


This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually. Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. *Edited November 2023.

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