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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - [UOFA], EDMONTON, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Edmonton, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  39094Enrollment

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematical and Statistical Science)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
 Course & Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta

$ 5,459 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • MSc in Mathematical and Statistical Science at the University of Alberta allows students to complete this course in 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis, and course-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This is a 1 or 2-year program where students will take a number of advanced graduate-level classes, and finish a project.
  • The MSc degree requirements can be completed in one year if the student pursues the course-based route and students in the thesis program usually take slightly longer to complete the degree.
  • The research areas of the program are:
    • Applied Mathematics and Mathematics
    • Mathematical Finance
    • Mathematical Physics
    • Modeling, Data, and Predictions (MDP)
    • Statistics and Biostatistics
    • Statistical Machine Learning
  • The minimum requirements for obtaining an MSc degree in a thesis-based program are the satisfactory completion of six single-term graduate courses and a thesis.
  • For the course-based program, the minimum requirements are the satisfactory completion of eight single-term graduate courses and an approved project.
  • The Department is one of the leading Canadian research departments in Mathematics and Statistics.
  • It is an excellent place to pursue student's graduate studies in most areas of Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics programs.
  • The UofA has a wide array of awards, scholarships, and prizes to assist in funding their graduate studies. 
  • The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta is engaged in a wide range of research, teaching, and outreach activities.
  • Job opportunities after MSc Mathematical and Statistical Science are Statistician, Big data analyst, etc and the average salary goes up to 57,109 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jul 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Alberta
Program Urlhttps://www.ualberta.ca/mathematical-and-statistical-sciences/graduate-studies/index.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a 4-year undergraduate degree such as BSc (Honors or Specialization) degree or the equivalent from a recognized university, with a strong background in applied or pure mathematics and/or statistics.
  • For some specialization areas, other than BSc degrees, students must complete a degree in Physics or Computing Science, which will also be considered.
  • A GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale on the most recent two-years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first-class (60% marks) in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) in the recent 2-years of full-time study.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jul 01

Winter
Nov 01

Spring
Mar 01

Summer
May 01


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

68 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

310 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$5459$5459
Health and wellness$420$420
Other fees$456$456
Total fees$6335$6335

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #101/ 500

Mathematics [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
    • Visa to study or work in the country.
    • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

Work Study

Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.


Career and Placement after Course

Following are the career opportunities for students are:

  • Statistician
  • Big data analyst
  • Senior Statistician or Junior Statistician
  • Budget analyst
  • Statistician or Arithmetician
  • Online Tutor
  • Business metrics analyst
  • Control statistician



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