Program Details

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The estimated completion time for an M.Sc. degree is 6 semesters.

You will find below a summary of the requirements for the Master of Science degree program.

Students should examine the program details and restrictions in the Graduate Calendar.


M.Sc. in Mathematics

Students may choose to complete their degree by thesis or major research project.

Thesis

Students choosing to complete their degree by thesis must complete the following.

  • at least 2.0 credits (four courses), of which at least 1.0 credits (two courses) must be selected from the list of core mathematics courses:
    • MATH*6010: Analysis,
    • MATH*6020: Scientific Computing, and
    • MATH*6051: Mathematical Modelling.
  • a thesis.

 

Major Research Project

Students choosing to complete their degree by major research project must complete the following.

  • at least 3.0 credits (six courses), of which at least 1.0 credits (two courses) must be selected from the list of core mathematics courses:
    • MATH*6010: Analysis,
    • MATH*6020: Scientific Computing, and
    • MATH*6051: Mathematical Modelling.
  • MATH*6998: M.Sc. Project in Mathematics.

M.Sc. in Statistics

Students may choose to complete their degree by thesis or major research project.

Thesis

Students choosing to complete their degree by thesis must complete the following.

  • at least 2.0 credits (four courses), of which at least 1.0 credits (two courses) must be selected from the list of core statistics courses:
    • STAT*6801: Statistical Learning
    • STAT*6802: Generalized Linear Models and Extensions
    • STAT*6841: Statistical Inference
    • STAT*6860: Linear Statistical Models
  • STAT*4340: Statistical Inference, if this undergraduate course or its equivalent has not previously been taken.
  • a thesis.

 

Major Research Project

Students choosing to complete their degree by major research project must complete the following.

  • at least 3.0 credits (six courses), of which at least 1.0 credits (two courses) must be selected from the list of core statistics courses:
    • STAT*6801: Statistical Learning
    • STAT*6802: Generalized Linear Models and Extensions
    • STAT*6841: Statistical Inference
    • STAT*6860: Linear Statistical Models
  • STAT*4340: Statistical Inference, if this undergraduate course or its equivalent has not previously been taken.
  • STAT*6998: M.Sc. Project in Statistics.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The estimated completion time for a Ph.D. degree is 10 semesters.

You will find below a summary of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

Students should examine the program details and restrictions in the Graduate Calendar.


Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

Students must complete:

  • at least 2.0 credits (four courses), so that at least three of these courses are graduate level MATH courses,
  • a qualifying exam, and
  • completion of a research thesis.

All courses are chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee. Additional courses may be required at the discretion of the advisory committee and/or the departmental Graduate Program Committee. With departmental approval, some courses given by other universities may be taken for credit. Courses taken outside of this department must have the prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee.


Ph.D. in Applied Statistics

Students must complete:

  • at least 2.0 credits (four courses), so that at least three of these courses are graduate level STATS courses, including (if not already taken) both STAT*6801: Statistical Learning and STAT*6841: Statistical Inference,
  • a qualifying exam, and
  • completion of a research thesis.

All courses are chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee. Additional courses may be required at the discretion of the advisory committee and/or the departmental Graduate Program Committee. With departmental approval, some courses given by other universities may be taken for credit. Courses taken outside of this department must have the prior approval of the Graduate Program Committee.