Mathematics and Statistics


  • Graduate courses at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are offered in a large range of topics in mathematics, statistics, probability, optimization, and actuarial sciences. 
  • The research interests of faculty members cover a broad spectrum of areas of theoretical and applied mathematics.
  • The objective of our program is to prepare students for multiple career choices, as well as preparing them for the PhD programs in mathematics and statistics.


  • Graduate courses are offered in diverse areas of mathematics, statistics, and optimization, helping students to acquire the foundation needed to embark on research leading to a PhD dissertation.  
  • The department is known for its small class sizes, supportive atmosphere and accessibility of faculty.
  • At the same time, the faculty are engaged in vigorous research programs.
  • The department sponsors numerous colloquia, and supports several visiting scholars.
  • State-of-the-art computing facilities are also available for the use of our students which have access to the high performance computing facility of SHARCNET area network.

Faculty Research Interests - Mathematics

  • Optimization
  • Semidefinite programming
  • Distance geometry
  • Operational research
  • Functional analysis
  • Abstract harmonic analysis
  • Operator algebras
  • Functional equations
  • Number theory
  • Representation theory
  • Homological algebra
  • Category O
  • Combinational aspects of representation theory.

Faculty Research Interests - Statistics

  • Biostatistics
  • Sequential analysis
  • Finite mixture models
  • Survival analysis
  • Health outcomes 
  • Statistical inference
  • Stochastic processes
  • Asymptotic theory
  • Queuing theory
  • Applied probability
  • Operational research.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Deadline for Fall: April 1

In order to be considered for financial assistance from the department or from the Faculty of Gradate Studies, all domestic and international students are advised to submit their completed application package online by April 1st.  

Domestic candidates may submit applications beyond the April 1 deadline, however there is no guarantee they will be reviewed in time for funding considerations.

Note: Department will only review applications that are complete. Documents such as transcripts, English test scores and letters of recommendations must be submitted before an application can be reviewed.

Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83

Minimum IELTS: 6.5

Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

Applicants must submit both undergraduate and Master's degree transcripts.

Applicants are required to complete a Research Interest Statement Form available from the Mathematics and Statistics webpage

A list of courses taken in mathematics or statistics - do not include syllabus 

General admission requirements for all Graduate Programs

Scholarships and Funding

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