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This program will train you as a high-level researcher in pure or applied statistics and prepare you for a career in academia or government, public, or private research.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, or an equivalent degree.

French proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

English proficiency

Although knowledge of French or English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in French or in English to successfully complete this program. Students who are not proficient enough in these languages may have difficulty in their studies. Students must ensure that they have a good understanding of French or English and, if necessary, take steps to improve their language skills during their studies (for example at Université Laval’s language school). In the event of significant deficiencies, program direction can impose corrective measures. 

Research Areas

  • Biostatistics
  • Sampling
  • Generalized linear models
  • Probability
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Computational statistics
  • Genetic statistics


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Science and Engineering website giving their fields of research in statistics. (In French only)