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THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Degree Requirements for the M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics)
The candidate shall successfully complete one of the following courses of study:
(a) seven graduate courses, of which at least five must be numbered with the prefix STAT and the other two must be numbered with the prefix STAT or MATH or be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee upon the recommendation of the supervisor, and a major paper;
(b) six graduate courses, of which at least four must be numbered with the prefix STAT and the other two must be numbered with the prefix STAT or MATH or be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee upon the recommendation of the supervisor, and a thesis. The originality of a Master's thesis may lie in the organization, presentation, and scholarly evaluation, rather than in the result.
Up to two courses prefixed STAT may be replaced by MATH8100 and/or MATH8110.
Statistics Master's students must attend either 24 seminars or 75 percent of all seminars available during fulltime registration, whichever is the smaller number. Seminars include the colloquium series, graduate major paper presentations and thesis presentations.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that students maintain at least a 70% average at all times. Term courses in which a grade of at least 70% has been earned will be accepted for graduate credit. Term courses with a grade lower than 60% will not be accepted for graduate credit. At most two term courses with grades in the 60%  69.9% range will be accepted for credit subject to the approval of the Faculty of Graduate Studies after a positive recommendation from the Graduate Studies Committee upon consultation with the supervisor. This recommendation will be given on a case by case basis.
Master's Committee
If the Thesis option is taken for either the M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics (Mathematics) or the M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics), a Masters committee must be appointed within the student's first term of study at the II Master's (Candidate) level. The Master's committee must be approved by the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The Master's committee shall include the student's supervisor as chairperson, one other member of the Department, and one faculty member from outside the Department.
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS: COURSES
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS: PROGRAMS
GRADUATE STUDIES FACULTY REGULATIONS
