Faculty of Science

Master of Science (MSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The mathematics division offers programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees in the following areas: algebra, approximation theory, category theory, convex geometry, differential equations, functional analysis, graph theory, number theory, numerical analysis, operator theory, optimization, general relativity theory, stochastic modelling, and topology.

Length of Program

  • MSc - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years

Computing Facilities

The department operates a network of Sun workstations, PCs, and Xterminals. Standard mathematical software such as NAG, Maple, Matlab, Mathematica, S and SAS is available, as well as special-purpose applications software in a variety of areas.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application Deadline

January 15th (for scholarships)

Contact Information

Subject Code: MATH
Tel: 902-494-3214
Address: Chase Building,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 3J5
Graduate Coordinator: David Iron
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-2385
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