SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF APPLIED STATISTICS

The degree of Master of Applied Statistics (M.A.S.) is a highly structured program incorporating 18 credit hours in program courses and a practicum in applied statistics. The degree is offered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics by full-time or part-time study.

A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

B) PROGRAM OF STUDY

C) EVALUATION

COURSES

SEMINAR COURSES IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS


A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

1. Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission to the Master of Applied Statistics program, an applicant shall normally hold at least a high second class Honours degree or its equivalent, both in achievement and depth of study, from an institution recognized by the Senate.

2. In addition, an applicant shall normally have completed undergraduate courses in statistics which cover the material of Statistics 3521, 3530, 4410, 4520, 4560, 4561, 4590, 4591. If necessary, an applicant may be required to demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of the above courses in an examination administered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

3. Applicants who do not meet these requirements should consult the Department of Mathematics and Statistics about a program of further undergraduate courses. Such a program is intended to provide the candidate with an adequate statistical background. Such courses may not be used to fulfill the program course requirements of the Master of Applied Statistics degree.

4. Admission to the program shall be upon acceptance by the Dean of Graduate Studies after recommendation by the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics along with a proposed program of study and a proposed supervisor.

B) PROGRAM OF STUDY

The minimum requirements for the degree of Master of Applied Statistics are completion of the following or their equivalent:

i. The 12 credit hours in core courses:
-    6510. Mathematical Statistics
-    6520. Linear Models
-    6560. Continuous Multivariate Analysis
-    6561. Discrete Multivariate Analysis

ii. Six credit hours in applied statistics:

a) 6590, A Course in Statistical Consulting, and
b) A course from 6580-6589, Selected Topics in Statistics

iii. Practicum: An applied statistics project and an associated report. The purpose of the project is to provide the student with the practical experience in the application of statistics to another discipline. The report for the project must demonstrate a satisfactory general mastery of statistical knowledge.

C) EVALUATION

1. In order to continue in graduate studies and in order to qualify for a Master's degree, a candidate shall obtain an A or B for program courses and complete successfully the practicum requirement.

2. Statistics 6590 will be evaluated by the course co-ordinator in consultation with associated statistical consultants.
   
3. Evaluation of the practicum shall follow that of Masters Theses and Reports in Graduate Studies GENERAL REGULATIONS.

NOTE: Every candidate in graduate studies shall comply with the GENERAL REGULATIONS, the degree regulations and any additional requirements of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

COURSES

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates, as far as the resources of the Department will allow:

6100. Dynamical Systems
6102-6109. Special Topics in Applied Mathematics
6212. Numerical Methods for Initial Value Problems
6201. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
6202-6209. Special Topics in Numerical Analysis
6300. Algebraic Topology I (Homology Theory)
6301. Algebraic Topology II (Homotopy Theory)
6332. Point Set Topology
6304-6309. Special Topics in Topology
6310. Functional Analysis
6311. Complex Analysis
6312. Measure Theory
6313-6319. Special Topics in Analysis
6320. Group Theory
6321. Ring Theory
6322. Nonassociative Algebra
6323. Homological Algebra
6324-6329. Special Topics in Algebra
6331. Algebraic Number Theory
6340. Graph Theory
6341. Combinatorial Design Theory
6342. Advanced Enumeration
6343-6349. Special Topics in Combinatorics
6503. Stochastic Processes
6510. Mathematical Statistics
6520. Linear Models
6560. Continuous Multivariate Analysis
6561. Discrete Multivariate Analysis
6580-6589. Selected Topics in Statistics and Probability
6590. A Course in Statistical Consulting

SEMINAR COURSES IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Seminar courses in the following areas are the most frequently offered:

6910. Topology
6940. Pure and Applied Analysis
6950. Algebra


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