Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • A master’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in Statistics or an academic discipline relevant to Statistics. Under no circumstances may a prospective student holding only a bachelor’s degree be admitted directly into a PhD program.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (USask grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e., coursework required in master's program).

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in STAT 996.

  • 9 credit units of course work at the 800-level
  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • STAT 990.0
  • STAT 996.0
  • comprehensive Examination
  • qualifying exams to demonstrate knowledge in Statistics.
  • successful thesis defence