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Features of the Program
Department of Mathematics
Features of the Program
Students in the M.Sc. program can choose a concentration in Statistics or in Mathematics.
The Statistics concentration provides students with a solid training in advanced statistical analysis, computational methods and applications to stochastic models such as statistical inference theory and Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms with extensive and computationally intensive simulation studies. We are currently working on having our M.Sc. graduates certified as Statisticians by the Statistical Society of Canada.
The Mathematics concentration aims at providing students with advanced training in such areas as algebra and number theory, computer algebra algorithms, dynamical systems, partial differential equations and symmetry analysis, functional analysis, solitons and integrable systems, topology, mathematical music theory, mathematics education, and - as a bridge with the Statistics Concentration - probability theory and stochastic processes.
- Thesis option Students intending to pursue further graduate studies would normally choose this option.
- Project option Students intending to join the job market would normally choose this option.
The normal duration of the M.Sc. program is 24 months. However, completion in 12 months is possible in the Statistics concentration. Part-time option is also possible - please contact us if you are interested in part-time studies.
Special Features of the Program
Among the strengths of our program the following ones are especially worth mentioning:
- The Mathematics Department has a tradition of individual excellence in publications and research, which has been strengthened by the appointment of nine new faculty since 1999. In research output the Department is currently in the top three in its category among Ontario universities as ranked by Canadian University Publications.
- Students will find a lively intellectual environment and friendly atmosphere where they will have one-on-one interaction with Graduate Faculty members and exposure to a wide range of research fields, including a number of overlapping areas of special strength in Statistical Analysis, Computational Analysis of Differential Equations and Discrete Dynamical Systems, Computational Algebra and Number Theory, Computational Topics in Mathematical Physics and Mathematics Education. As well, numerous research visitors come to the Mathematics Department every year from internationally leading universities, and faculty actively participate in national and international research conferences and workshops.
- Normally, all full-time students (both domestic and international) will be offered competitive financial support consisting of a graduate fellowship, a teaching assistantship, plus a research stipend from a Graduate Faculty supervisor. For 2012-2013, the minimum total amount of support will be $18,536/year, which aims to cover all fees, tuition, and living expenses.
Another way in which Brock differs from other Universities in Southern Ontario is that we offer a part-time option for those who have the credentials and the desire for graduate training in Mathematics and Statistics but whose work and/or family responsibilities prevent them from taking up their studies on a full time basis.
Ontario Association for Mathematics Education Golden Section Spring Conference
May 23, 2013 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group 2013 Annual Meeting
May 24, 2013 - 9:00am - May 28, 2013 - 5:00pm
Mathematics Education Research and Mathematics Teaching: Illusions, Reality, and Opportunities
May 24, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm