Intellectual curiosity, a passion for problem-solving and a drive to conduct independent research are the hallmarks of our mathematics and statistics graduate students. Our faculty have helped many graduates succeed in moving on to leading doctoral programs. By the time you graduate, you will have contributed to current research in your chosen area of specialization. This might be in a pure mathematical area such as combinatorics, discrete mathematics, geometry, logic, number theory and cryptography, analysis, and mathematical physics, or in theoretical research in probability and statistics. Or you may work in industrial mathematics and operations research, with application in biology and medicine, energy markets and mathematical finance, geoscience, medical imaging, oil and gas, software and computer applications, biomedical and industrial statistics, environmental risk, actuarial science and big data analysis.
Completing this program
Mathematics Courses: Topics may include measure and integration, analysis, algebraic geometry, number theory, scientific modelling and more.
Seminars: In addition to required courses, students register in a research seminar in either actuarial science, biostatistics, mathematics, or statistics (depending on student's specialization).
Statistics Courses: Topics may include probability, estimation, hypothesis testing and more.
Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Universities and colleges, Government of Canada (Canadian citizens only), banking and finance, information technology and cybersecurity, energy, risk management and insurance, health, pharmaceuticals, environmental management, quantum computing, data analytics, medical imaging.
A master’s degree in math and statistics will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.