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Statistics
Head: Dr. Xikui Wang
Campus Address/General Office: 338 Machray Hall
Telephone: (204) 474 9826
Fax: (204) 474 7621
Email Address: 

grad-program@stats.umanitoba.ca

Website: 

http://umanitoba.ca/statistics

Academic Staff: 

Please refer to our website for Academic staff information:

http://umanitoba.ca/statistics

Statistics Program Info

The University of Manitoba offers graduate programs in statistics leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees as well as a B.Sc. in Statistics degree. Applications are encouraged from students with strong interest in statistics, mathematics or related fields.

Fields of Research

Areas of research interest in the department include: Bayesian statistics; biostatistics; clinical trials; computational statistics; decision theory; distribution theory of runs and patterns; econometrics; environmental statistics; errors-in-variables models; experimental design; image processing; nonparametric statistics; order statistics; probability; quality control; reliability theory; statistical inference; stochastic processes; survival analysis; and time series.

Research Facilities

In addition to the vast network of computing facilities maintained by Computer Services at the University of Manitoba, the Department of Statistics maintains two smaller networks for use by their students. The graduate computing laboratory consists of iMac computers which are capable of running both OS X and Windows, and one IMB Intellistation running Ubuntu Linux. All of the computers in both the undergraduate and graduate labs are also available as a clustered computing resource with an aggregate 180 GHz processing speed and over 150 Gb of RAM.

M.Sc. in Statistics

Admission

For September admission, the Department of Statistics begins the application review process in early February. To be considered in the initial review process, all application materials, including letters of reference and transcripts, should be received before February 1st. Applications received after this date will still be considered for admission depending on the number of spaces available for the Fall term. While applications after February 1st will still be considered for admission, they may not be considered for funding.

Students should also be aware of deadlines imposed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires that Canadian/U.S. submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 3 months prior to their intended start date. International students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Department at least 7 months prior to their intended start date.

Application Deadlines

Canadian/U.S. students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 3 months prior to their intended start date. International students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 7 months prior to their intended start date.

Program Requirements

The Master’s degree may be earned in one of three ways:

  • Submission of a thesis; at least nine credit hours of approved work at the 7000 level in statistics, which must include STAT 7080, STAT 7140 and the zero credit hour STAT 7310; and six credit hours of approved coursework at the 4000 or 7000 level in Statistics.
  • Submission of a practicum; at least nine credit hours of coursework at the 7000 level, which must include STAT 7080, STAT 7140, STAT 7290 and the zero credit hour STAT 7310; and six credit hours of approved work at the 4000 or 7000 level in Statistics.
  • Eighteen credit hours of course work at the 7000 level, which must include STAT 7080, STAT 7140, the zero credit hour STAT 7310 and the research project course STAT 7320; and six credit hours of approved coursework at the 4000 or 7000 level in Statistics.

Students are also expected to take part in laboratory instruction.

Second language reading requirement: none

Expected time to graduate: one to two years depending on the option selected

Ph.D. in Statistics

Admission

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. Completion of a Master’s degree in Statistics is usually required for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Application Deadlines

For September admission, the Department of Statistics begins the application review process in early February. To be considered in the initial review process, all application materials, including letters of reference and transcripts, should be received before February 1st. Applications received after this date will still be considered for admission depending on the number of spaces available for the Fall term. While applications after February 1st will still be considered for admission, they may not be considered for funding.

Students should also be aware of deadlines imposed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires that Canadian/U.S. submit their application and supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at least 3 months prior to their intended start date. International students should submit their application and supporting documentation to the Department at least 7 months prior to their intended start date.

Program Requirements

Minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. Students are required to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Candidates are required to attempt and successfully complete at least twelve credit hours at the 7000 level. These courses will normally be taken from the Department of Statistics. Courses will normally be recommended by the candidate's supervisor.
  • Candidates are required to pass the Ph.D. qualifying examination within eighteen months of first registration.
  • Candidates are required to pass a candidacy examination, which will normally be administered twelve months prior to the completion of all degree requirements. The candidacy examination will be set and administered by the candidate's Ph.D. advisory committee. The format may vary.

Second language requirement: none

Thesis: required

Expected time to graduation: five years

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