The doctor of philosophy in statistics provides in depth training in the discipline of statistics with the goal of developing research expertise. The program is designed to allow a student to specialize in a particular area of statistics.
Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulations 1.3 in the SFU Calendar.
This program consists of courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis.
Students must complete a minimum of two graduate courses (approved by the supervisor and graduate program chair)
and a comprehensive exam
Candidates must pass a general examination and may not complete the general exam more than twice. This exam is normally completed within two terms of initial PhD enrollment. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: STAT PhD students.
and a thesis
Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Candidates must pass a general examination and may not complete the general exam more than twice. This exam is expected to be completed at the end of the second term of initial PhD enrollment.
Students are expected to complete the program requirements in four years.
Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations
All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.