McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Social Statistics Option (M.A.) (Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Programs)

Program Information
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Statistics, Other
Description The MA Option in Social Statistics is a joint venture of the departments of Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology. The program is designed to complement disciplinary training with research experience applying statistical methods to large-scale quantitative data sets and familiarity with the empirical analyses of large-scale social data. As part of the program option students will complete normal program course requirements within their departments, complemented by further statistical courses, as agreed between the option advisor and the student and subject to approval by the home department. Students will complete a statistics-based MA research paper (Economics, Political Science, and Sociology) or thesis (Geography) in conjunction with an interdisciplinary capstone seminar. The Option is open to applicants of all backgrounds. It may be of particular interest to students with an interdisciplinary and/or prior mathematical/statistical background who wish to combine disciplinary studies with further training in quantitative analyses. Individual counselling will be offered to locate courses suitable to each student's earlier preparation, drawing on the rich offerings of the participating departments and elsewhere at McGill, replacing departmental requirements where suitable.
Website: Social Statistics Option (M.A.) (Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Programs) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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Last Updated: July 23, 2015