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Graduate Studies

An exciting opportunity to advance your knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics  


Mathematics Programs

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 1-2 years
PhD - typical time to complete is 4 years

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM - Mathematics

At least three full-credit classes at the graduate level must be taken, chosen in consultation with a department advisor. Students whose background is considered to be weak will be required to complete other appropriate classes. In addition, attendance and participation is expected in at least one of the research seminar series offered in the department. A satisfactory thesis must be completed, and an oral presentation of the work must be given in a seminar. There is an MSc program which specializes in applied and computational mathematics. Consult the department for details.

PHD DEGREE PROGRAM - Mathematics

A comprehensive examination must be written within one calendar year of initial registration in the PhD program.
Enrollment in at least 2 full-credit graduate classes and participation in a research seminar are required. Preparation and defence of a research thesis is required.
NOTE: Students interested in pursuing a degree program in Applied and Computational Mathematics designed to prepare them for the work environment should consider the following classes:
•    MATH 5190.03
•    MATH 5200.03
•    MATH 5220.03
•    MATH 5230.03
•    MATH 5270.03
•    MATH 5290.03
•    MATH 5300.03
•    MATH 5310.03
•    MATH 5400.03
•    One of STAT 5080.03, STAT 5370.03, or STAT 5620.03

 

Statistics Programs

The statistics division offers programs leading to the degrees of MSc and PhD in the following areas: statistical inference, robust statistics, data mining, bioinformatics, data analysis, multivariate analysis, linear and nonlinear regression, time series analysis, statistical genetics, environmental statistics, and information theory.

Length of Program
MSc - typical time to complete is 1-2 years
PhD - typical time to complete is 4 years

MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM - Statistics

At least 3 full-credit classes at the graduate level must be taken, chosen in consultation with a department advisor. Students whose background is considered to be weak will be required to complete other appropriate classes. Attendance is expected in the statistics seminars. A satisfactory thesis must be completed, and an oral presentation of  the work must be given in a seminar.

PHD DEGREE PROGRAM - Statistics

A comprehensive examination must be completed within one year of initial registration. Enrolment in at least two full credit classes, participation in statistics seminars, and preparation and defence of a research thesis is required.

Courses: A selection of the following courses will be offered in any given year.
•  STAT 5066.03: Advanced Statistical Theory I.
•  STAT 5067.03: Advanced Statistical Theory II.
•  STAT 5070.03/4070.03: Multivariate Distributions.
•  STAT 5075.03: Multivariate Analysis.
•  STAT 5090.03/4090.03: Probability.
•  STAT 5100.03/4100.03: Survival Analysis.
•  STAT 5300.03: Topics in Statistics and Probability.
•  STAT 5350.03/4350.03: Applied Multivariate Analysis.
•  STAT 5360.03/4360.03: Robust Statistics.
•  STAT 5370.03/4370.03: Stochastic Process.
•  STAT 5390.03/4390.03: Time Series Analysis I.
•  STAT 5410.03/4410.03: Advanced Topics in Time Series Analysis.
•  STAT 5500.03: Topics in Advanced Statistics.
•  STAT 5620.03/4620.03: Data Analysis.
•  STAT 5750.03: Statistical Data Mining.
•  STAT 7320.03 Statistics Seminar.


 

Applying for Graduate Studies
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The deadline for graduate applications, for those wishing to be considered for funding, is January 15th of each year. For the most detailed information on the graduate programs in Mathematics and Statistics, please see the Graduate Handbook.