About Statistics and Actuarial Science

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo is among the top academic units for statistical and actuarial science in the world and is home to more than 60 active full-time research faculty working in diverse and exciting areas. We offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in Statistics and Actuarial Science and numerous joint programs with other Departments.

We offer a vibrant research environment for a wide range of areas including foundations of statistics, analysis of longitudinal and life history data, computational inference, finance, risk management, ruin theory, survey methods, industrial statistics, interdisciplinary collaborative work.

This Department benefits from close relationships with several research groups on campus including the Flood Impacts, Carbon Pricing, and Ecosystem Sustainability (FINCAPES), the Business and Industrial Research Group (BISRG), Propel Centre for Population Health Impact (PROPEL), Centre for Computational Mathematics in Industry and Commerce (CCMIC), Survey Research Centre (SRC), and many others.

We are home to over 1000 undergraduate students and about 175 graduate students in MMath and PhD in areas including actuarial Science, biostatistics, statistics, and statisitics-computing, we also offer professional master's programs in Master of Actuarial Science (M.Act.Sc.) and Master of Quantitative Finance (MQF).