M.Sc. On Campus


University of Victoria

24 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
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 In our graduate Statistics program at University of Victoria, British Columbia, you’ll learn critical skills for your future career. You’ll learn how to analyze data and find relationships and patterns.

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In this MSc Statistics program at University of Victoria, British Columbia, you’ll be exposed to upper-level thinking and research in the field of statistics. You’ll benefit from the department’s ties to organizations like Vancouver Island Health Authority. You can complete this degree with either a thesis or a non-thesis based project. Our department specializes in a wide range of areas, including bioinformatics, biostatistics and statistical ecology.

The department enjoys a strong international profile in both theoretical and applied statistics research. Current areas of specialization in statistics include bioinformatics, biostatistics, Bayesian statistics, capture-recapture models, empirical likelihood theory, industrial statistics, optimal design of experiments, robust statistics, small sample asymptotics, spatial statistics, and statistical ecology. The department has significant external collaborative ties with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, Victoria Hospice, BC Cancer Agency, as well as many on-campus collaborations.

Programme Structure

Minimum course requirements

  • Complete all of the following
    • Complete 1.5 units from:
      •  Seminar (0 - 1.5)
    • Complete all of:
      •  Master's Thesis (6.0)
    • Complete 4.5 units of: MATH or STAT courses at 500 level
    • Complete 3.0 units of: MATH or STAT courses at 400 level or above

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  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students admitted to a master’s program (MSc or MA) will normally have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics. A student without the necessary background may be considered for a pre-entry program as outlined in the section Upgrading for Admission to Graduate Studies or 1. Enhanced Program.
  • For a master’s program, students whose first language is not English must achieve a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 575 on the paper-based test or an overall score of 90 on the Internet Based test, with the following minimum section requirements: Listening 20; Speaking 20; Reading 20; Writing 20.

Tuition Fee

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    5074 CAD/year
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  • National

    4022 CAD/year
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Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
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