20 months
4050 CAD/year
4050 CAD/year
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The master of science (MSc) in Statistics program at Simon Fraser University offers exposure to a wide range of statistical techniques and provides experience in the application of statistical methods. It teaches statistical expertise for careers in either theoretical or applied statistics.


The MSc program in Statistics offered by Simon Fraser University  combines applied and theoretical training in state of the art statistical methodology, hands-on consulting experiences, a project in data analysis or in the development of new statistical methodology, and the opportunity to gain work experience through co-operative education. 


The program prepares graduates for careers as statisticians in industry, government, consulting, and research organizations. In addition, graduates receive the foundational training to continue on to PhD studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Statistical Consulting
  • Statistical Theory
  • Linear Models and Applications
  • Generalized Linear Models and Discrete Data Analysis
  • Modern Methods in Applied Statistics
  • Applications of Statistical Computing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are due in January, and accepted students begin their programs in September of the same year.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4050 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2025 CAD per semester during 20 months.
  • National

    4050 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2025 CAD per semester during 20 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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