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Doctorate in Statistics

The doctoral program in Statistics (PhD) is designed to train researchers in mathematical or applied statistics for careers in a variety of settings:

  • academia
  • industry
  • medical
  • government

It gives students a thorough grounding in the latest methodology used in different statistical fields.

  • Fall and winter admission
  • Limited enrolment
  • Daytime classes
  • Credits: 90, including 75 for research and dissertation
  • Usually completed over 4 academic years




Questions about this program?

Mylène Bédard (Program supervisor) : Tél. : 514 343-7267

Marie Lyne Martel (TGDE) : Tel.: 514 343-6686

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The + of studying statistics at the Université de Montréal!

  • An exciting research setting with more than one hundred experienced researchers.
  • An especially rich scientific milieu thanks to the presence in the same building of the Centre de recherches mathématiques, an international hub that organizes theme years, offers a lecture series and hosts a wide variety of visitors and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Financial support may be available from the Department, the Université de Montréal or various federal and provincial organizations (NSERC, FQRNT, etc.).
  • Access to the largest number of statisticians in a single university department in Quebec.
  • Access to a variety of specialized software, including SAS, S-PLUS, SPSS, Stata, R, Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple, and more.
  • The Université de Montréal occupies the 32nd world rank in statistics and operational research in the 2019 rankings of QS.