|MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS|
THE DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
For admission requirements and period of study, the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies should be consulted (see the section titled, The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy ). Qualifying examinations will not normally be required.
Students will be recommended for candidacy (see section titled, The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy - Admission Requirements) only after successful completion of the Comprehensive Examinations and course work.
Program Requirements for the Ph.D. (Statistics)
1) Course Work: Students admitted with an M.Sc. or equivalent must successfully complete at least four graduate courses numbered with the prefix 65-; further graduate courses may be assigned by the Graduate Studies Committee in consultation with the advisor. Transfer credits will not be allowed. (Up to two courses prefixed 65- may be replaced by 62-510 and/or 62-511.)
Students admitted with an Honours B.Sc., or equivalent, which is done only in exceptional cases, must successfully complete at least twelve graduate courses, eight of which must be numbered with the prefix 65-; further graduate courses may be assigned by the Graduate Studies Committee in consultation with the advisor. Transfer credits will not be allowed.
It is strongly recommended that all Ph.D. students in Statistics take a measure theoretic probability course.
Students registered in the Dissertation are required to register in Seminar 65-795. Students must attend no less than 75 percent of all seminars in the first 3 years. Every doctoral student is required to give a presentation prior to dissertation defense.
2) Doctoral Committee: within the student's first term of study at the doctoral level, a doctoral committee will be appointed by the Head of the Department upon the advice of the Graduate Studies Committee. The doctoral committee must be approved by the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The doctoral committee shall include the student's advisor as chairperson, at least two other members of the Department, one faculty member from outside the Department, and an external examiner, who shall not be involved in the preparation of the dissertation. The selection of the external examiner is subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Members of other departments may also be invited to join the committee (see section titled, The Degree of Doctor of Philosohy - Program Requirements).
3) Dissertation: The dissertation shall be defended at an oral examination (see section titled, The Degree of Doctor of Philosohy - Program Requirements).
4) Comprehensive Examinations: A student must pass a series of three written comprehensive examinations as follows:
i. Paper I-Mathematical Statistics and Probability
ii. Paper II-Statistics OR Probability
iii. Paper III-Topics (two topics mutually agreed upon by the advisor and student).
If a student fails an examination, it may be repeated once, but if the examination is failed a second time, the student must withdraw from the program (see section titled, The Degree of Doctor of Philosohy - The Dissertation). In any case, these examinations must be successfully completed within twenty-five months of first registration in the doctoral program. If this deadline is not met, the student must withdraw from the program.
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