Master of Science (MSc.) in Statistics

Dominion University’s Master of Science in Statistics provides an excellent pathway to further your mathematical education, prepare you for doctoral program or gain the required expertise to advance your career. MSc. Statistics is postgraduate programme designed for learners intending to apply statistics in areas such as scientific research, industry and administration.

The MSc Statistics at Dominion University is an introduction to univariate data analysis methods, descriptive statistics and data visualisation methods required in the face of uncertainties to make an informed decision. In recent times, a number of specialised tools and techniques has evolved to respond to the needs of industry, government, business and education. Our MSc. Statistics offers training in statistics as well as offers you the flexibility to select the program that suits your goals and interest. Students participating in this course will develop an understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics and the purposes for each of these groups of statistics.

Course Content

The MSc. Statistics is structured for those candidates who wish to grasp quality and in-depth knowledge of the theory and methods of statistics and of the application of statistical methods in various fields. It has been specifically designed to meet the needs of part-time learners in employment as well as fresh graduates who wish to master in statistics.

The programme aims to foster an interest in theoretical and applied statistics and equip you for work as a professional statistician. You will learn to analyse and critically interpret data, build statistical models in real situations and use programming tools and statistical software. Below is the programme structure for the MSc. Statistics;

Academic Modules

Core Courses
  • Advanced Statistical Methods
  • Probability Theory and Distributions
  • Advanced Design and Analysis Experiments
  • Regression Analysis
Elective Courses (Select One)
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Applied Time Series and Forecasting
  • Life Contingency I
  • Economic Statistics
Core Courses
  • Statistical Inference
  • Research Methods
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
Elective Courses (Select One)
  • Applied Stochastic Models
  • Econometrics
  • Applied Time Series and Forecasting
  • Life Contingency II
  • Demographic Models
Core Courses
  • Survival Data Analysis
  • Advanced Sample Survey
  • MSc Dissertation
Elective Courses (Select One)
  • Operations Research
  • Actuarial Models
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Epidemiology
  • Population Analysis and Official Statistics

Entry Requirement

Admission requirements for the Master of Science in Statistics at Dominion University College are;

For First Degree applicants, at least Second-Class Lower Division in Statistics or Mathematics or or any quantitative related programme with substantial mathematical content is required.
All foreign qualifications shall be referred to the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) for determination of their equivalences and eligibility for admission to Dominion University.

Duration

The Master of Science in Statistics is a 12-months (1 year) degree programme. At the end of the duration of the programme, students are required to pass all registered taught courses and must obtain a minimum of 39 credits with a minimum cumulative weighted average (CGPA) of 2.5 at the end of the programme.

At the end of the programme, students are also required to give seminars(s) and pass an oral examination on their thesis. MSc dissertation of 15,000 words is also required to be submitted at the end of the 12-months period.

Career oppotunities

Graduates of MSc Statistics have diversified career prospects in the fields of educational, banking and financial, governmental, agricultural, statistical & data management organisations and non-governmental organisations among others. Some career prospects may include;

  1. Statistician
  2. Biostatistician
  3. Arithmetician
  4. Operations Research Analyst
  5. Assistant Professor
  6. Data Scientist
  7. Market Research
  8. Sports Analyst
  9. Financial Analyst/Planner
  10. Statistical Consultant

Fees & Duration

Payment of fees should be made to;
Account Name: Dominion University College
Bank: GT Bank
Branch: Spintex Road
Account No: 205119702111

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