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Statistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 16 months
University rank #72 (WUR) Hamilton, Canada
The Statistics program at McMaster University  is an interdisciplinary program that draws faculty members from five faculties and schools across McMaster offers students the opportunity to specialize in four different research areas


Statistics is the discipline that describes the construction of stochastic models that are suitable for analyzing data. 

Due to the very nature of this discipline, it has found key applications in many different fields within Science, Engineering, Business and Medicine.  In addition, the discipline also has many theoretical developments dealing with better and more efficient methods of analysis. This master degree in Statistics is offered by the McMaster University. 

Areas of Research

  • Medical Stastistics (Biostastics)
  • Applied statistics
  • Stastistical theory
  • Applied Probability

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Intermediate Probability Theory
  •  Foundations of Statistics
  • Special Topics ( Data Visualization)
  • Data Science
  • Directed Reading

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Online application for admission.
  • We require two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with your academic work.
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  • Statement of interest - upload to your online application.
  • TOEFL score - if English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score 
  • Your non-refundable $110 application fee must be paid by credit or debit card.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      11396 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5698 CAD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
    • National

      4204 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2102 CAD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
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    Living costs for Hamilton

    • 1163 - 1630 CAD/month
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