**2004 - 2005 Calendar**

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

SEMINAR COURSES IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

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.

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 6570-6589, 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.

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.*

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:

**Mathematics**

6100. Dynamical Systems

6101. Modern Perturbation Theory

6102-6109. Special Topics in Applied Mathematics

6120. The Theoretical Fluid Dynamics

6121. Functional Differential Equations

6212. Numerical Methods for Initial Value Problems

6201. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations

6202-6209. Special Topics in Numerical Analysis

6210. Numerical Solution of Differential Equations (for Computational
Science students only - required core course)

6300. Algebraic Topology I (Homology Theory)

6301. Algebraic Topology II (Homotopy Theory)

6302. Algebraic Topology III (Theory of Fibre Bundles)

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

6330. Analytic Number Theory

6331. Algebraic Number Theory

6340. Graph Theory

6341. Combinatorial Design Theory

6342. Advanced Enumeration

6343-6349. Special Topics in Combinatorics

6910. Topology Seminar

6940. Analysis Seminar

6950. Algebra Seminar

**Statistics**

6503. Stochastic Processes

6510. Mathematical Statistics

6520. Linear Models

6560. Continuous Multivariate Analysis

6561. Discrete Multivariate Analysis

6570-6589. Selected Topics in Statistics and Probability

6590. A Course in Statistical Consulting

6930. Statistics Seminar

Please direct inquiries to rbarron@mun.ca.

Last modified on April 30, 2004 by R. Bruce

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