Program Description

Program Structure

The Graduate Program in Statistics at UFRJ leads to the titles of M.Sc. and Dr.Sc. in Statistics. Both Dr.Sc. and M.Sc. students attend graduate courses and seminars in their first academic year. From 2001 to 2015, each lecture term lasted 13 weeks (with 3 periods per year). From 2016 until now, each lecture term lasts 15 weeks (with 2 periods per year). M.Sc. Seminars lasts for six months and 1 (one) credit point will be granted for attending and understanding them. In addition to attending the seminars, the students must prepair a manuscript describing some of the given talks. At the end of the first academic year, all the students must have attended to a minimum of 360 hours of classes in regular lectures and 20 hours of seminars. Dr.Sc. studends who have already obtained their Ms.Sc. degree from another program may request exemption from courses already taken in their original programs if equivalence is verified. At the end of the first year, Dr.Sc. and M.Sc. students follow different paths, which are presented below.