Admission and degree requirements for the PhD program are described below. Students should also read the School of Graduate Studies’ regulations in the Graduate Calendar. These regulations are a minimum only. Admission to the Department is on a competitive basis and successful candidates are typically much stronger than the minimum requirements.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the program, fees, funding and supervision. Please note that you are NOT required to secure a supervisor prior to admissions.
Here are some additional frequently asked questions from the SGS website.
“As one of the top Statistical Sciences Department, we receive many excellent applicants and can only admit a very limited number of international students. Successful candidates have exceptional mathematical and statistical training with outstanding performance in their course work, outstanding letters of recommendations and well thought out statements of interests. As well, prior research experience is very valuable.”
Admission to the Ph.D. Program is on a competitive basis and candidates for this degree program are accepted under the general regulations as outlined in the Calendar of the School of Graduate Studies. The following are the minimum requirements for entry into the program:
A student who seeks to take individual courses, but who is not registered for a degree, may apply to register as a non-degree/special student, either on a part-time or full-time basis. Such applications will be considered provided students have an undergraduate degree and provided they plan to take at least one graduate level course in the Department. Special student status is useful for students wishing to upgrade their background for admission to the M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs. Please note: Courses taken as a special student may not subsequently be counted towards a degree program.
All international students, whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, are required to demonstrate facility in the English language. This requirement is a condition of admission. It should be met before an acceptance into a graduate program is issued. Acceptable tests and required scores are listed here.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the following documentation is received by the Department of Statistics Graduate Office by the application deadline:
The Department’s address is:
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, Room 6022
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3
ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/
Applications open September 2017
Late applications may be accepted, at the discretion of the department, but applicants are advised that there may not be any places remaining for applications received after the deadline.
Students admitted to the full-time Master’s program or to the Ph.D. program receive funding from the University and the Department for their studies. Applicants for the part-time Master’s are not considered for financial assistance. For more details see these FAQ.