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Doctoral students in mathematics and statistics contribute original thought to a discipline that has developed in richness and complexity from antiquity to the present day. Students will choose to focus on a pure mathematical area such as combinatorics, discrete mathematics, geometry, logic, number theory and cryptography, analysis or even mathematical physics; or on theoretical research in probability or statistics. Or you may choose to work in industrial mathematics and operations research, with application in biology and medicine, biomedical statistics, energy or financial markets, mathematical finance, actuarial science, geoscience, medical imaging, software and computer applications, and big data analysis.
Mathematics Courses: Topics may include measure and integration, analysis, algebraic geometry, number theory, scientific modelling and more.
Statistics Courses: Topics may include probability, estimation, hypothesis testing 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).
Presentations: Students are required to give three invited or contributed presentations during the degree program.
Preliminary Examinations: Doctoral students must pass written Preliminary Examinations no later than 18 months from the beginning of their program and before completing Candidacy.
Candidacy: Students will complete both oral and written candidacy exams.
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 PhD in math and statistics is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A master’s degree or equivalent in the subject of the specialization.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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