Statistical Sciences involves the study of random phenomena and encompasses a broad range of scientific, industrial, and social processes. As data become ubiquitous and easier to acquire, particularly on a massive scale, models for data are becoming increasingly complex. The past several decades have witnessed a vast impact of statistical methods on virtually every branch of knowledge and empirical investigation.

​There are also opportunities for study and research in the fields of (a) Statistical Theory and Applications and (b) Probability, leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and (c) Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance, leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Please visit the website for further details about the fields offered, the research being conducted, and the course offerings.

​The department has substantial computing facilities available and operates a statistical consulting service for t​he University’s research community. Programs of study may involve association with other departments such as Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Public Health Sciences, and the Rotman School of Management. The department maintains an active seminar series and strongly encourages g​raduate student participation.

MSc and PhD students have supervisors that are chosen for them. They have the option to change supervisors one year later if they choose to do so.

Degrees Offered​

Statistics—MSc, PhD​

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​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: ​​​

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Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-15-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MSc-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-No
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Grad Unit
PhD-Grad Unit
MSc-Grad Unit
PhD-Grad Unit
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: