Canada Masters in Statistics Degrees and Graduate Programs
Masters in Statistics programs prepare students to conduct research, teach and practice their knowledge of the theory, methodology and application of statistical principles as researchers and statistical consultants. A master's degree in statistics or mathematics usually is the minimum educational requirement for most statistician jobs. Research and academic positions usually require a Ph.D. in statistics. Beginning positions in industrial research often require a master's degree combined with several years of experience.
In order to apply for admission to a master’s program in statistics or biostatistics, students must possess an understanding of the basic concepts and methods of statistics, along with mathematics, calculus and linear algebra. Acceptance into graduate statistics programs does not require an undergraduate degree in statistics, although good training in mathematics is essential.
Masters in Statistics Program Curriculum
Statistics graduate schools teach core theories, applied statistics, critical thinking skills and practice principles. Many graduate schools offer degrees in fields that include a sufficient number of courses in statistics to qualify graduates for some entry-level positions with the Federal Government
Many master's programs in statistics often require the following coursework:
- Differential and integral calculus
- Statistical methods
- Mathematical modeling
- Design and analysis of experiments
- Applied multivariate analysis
- Mathematical statistics
Statistics Career Paths and Job Outlook
Those with graduate degrees in statistics enter fields such as medical research, government, financial services and healthcare. Master's and Ph.D. degree holders often engage in research, develop statistical methods, or, after a number of years of experience in a particular area, become statistical consultants.
According to the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, statisticians held about 27,600 jobs in 2012. This number is projected to grow by 27% between 2012 and 2022. Statisticians with a master's degree in statistics who have a strong background in an allied field such as finance, biology, engineering or computer science, are expected to have the strongest prospects of finding jobs
In 2012 the median annual salary for statisticians was $75,560, the top 10% of earners made more than $121,890, while the bottom 10% of earners made less than $42,220.
- Victoria, BCVictoria, BC
University of Victoria
There are two distinct types of Master's programs: a conventional program which emphasizes the theory and foundations necessary for contemporary areas of research, and an applied program which focuses on the application of theory to problems in the math...
- Burnaby, BCBurnaby, BC
Simon Fraser University
- Saskatoon, SKSaskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan
- Ottawa, ONOttawa, ON
University of Ottawa
- Fredericton, NBFredericton, NB
University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
- Edmonton, ABEdmonton, AB
University of Alberta
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master ofScience and Doctor of Philosophy in a number of fields in the general areas of pure mathematics, appliedmathematics, mathematical finance, and statistics...
- Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
The Master’s degree in Statistics may be earned in one of three ways: Thesis route (thesis and a minimum of 15 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 9 credit hours at the 7000 level) Practicum route (practicum plus a minimum of 15 credit...
- St. Catharines, ONSt. Catharines, ON
The program aims at provides students with a solid training in advanced statistical analysis, computational methods and applications to stochastic mod...
- Guelph, ONGuelph, ON
University of Guelph
- Regina, SKRegina, SK
University of Regina
- North York, ONNorth York, ON
York offers an MA and PhD in Mathematics & Statistics. These programs are dedicated to the exploration and development of new ideas in mathematics and statistics, and to fostering the understanding, appreciation and utility of those ideas Why not...
- Waterloo, QCWaterloo, QC
University of Waterloo
- Windsor, ONWindsor, ON
University of Windsor
- St. John's, NFSt. John's, NF
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Memorial University of Newfoundland offers graduate programs leading to three degrees: Master of Applied Statistics (MAS) The MAS is a highly structured program incorporating both courses and practicum (...
- Vancouver, BCVancouver, BC
University of British Columbia
UBC Statistics offers MA and PHD degrees.
- Toronto, ONToronto, ON
University of Toronto
The Department of Statistics was established in 1977 in the School of Graduate Studies to offer graduate level instruction and to pursue research in b...
- Quebec, QCQuebec, QC
- Halifax, NSHalifax, NS
- Hamilton, ONHamilton, ON