Sep 18, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MSc (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences) [Graduate]

Entrance Requirements

Candidates for the MSc must have an Honors degree or equivalent from a recognized university, with a strong background in mathematics and/or statistics. Candidates whose background is deemed to be deficient will be required to register as qualifying students and take additional courses.

Program Requirements

The minimum requirement for the MSc degree is either ★18 in graduate courses and a thesis, or ★24 in graduate courses and a project equivalent to ★6. Approval of the Graduate Chair of the Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Department is needed to take graduate courses that are not in mathematical or statistical sciences.

The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

The MSc program will normally be completed in 20 months; however, it may be done in a minimum of one year. An exception is the course-based MSc in Statistics, which will normally be completed in eight-12 months.