Master of Science Mathematics and Statistics Concentration in Statistics (MSc)

Expand the frontiers of big data.

Do you see yourself as a statistician in a financial institution? In an insurance company? In government working on economic or social planning? The Concentration in Statistics equips you to see the trends and ensure informed decision making.

Gain relevant hands-on experience.

Strengthen your skills by completing a paid CO-OP placement. When you’re done, you’ll be all set to receive A.Stat. designation from the Statistical Society of Canada and you’ll have a genuine edge in the job market.

Deal with real issues as a consultant.

Learn by being close to the action thanks to a program that lets you act as a consultant trained to solve business problems. Use this opportunity to explore professional networks that could prove useful for the rest of your career.


  • Coursework (12 months)
  • Coursework + project (12 months)
  • Coursework + CO-OP placement (16 months)


  • Full- or part-time enrolment
  • In-person courses
  • Courses in fall and winter; CO-OP in spring-summer
  • Program offered in English

Apply for admission

Get in touch with a professor

Benoit Dionne,
Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor

Student testimonial

“Working on a real-world project is a challenge, as well as a call, for all statistics students. Questions crop up every day. Balanced or imbalanced dataset? Normalization or regularization? Combining theoretical knowledge, like multivariate analysis or categorical data analysis, and tools like R, Python or SAS is the magical work done by statisticians to face the challenge.”

Jiaping Liu
Project: Machine Learning on Record Linkage, Methodology Department, Statistics Canada (May to August 2019)
Master of Science, concentration in Statistics, class of 2020

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