Mathematics and Statistics (MSc)

The Master of Science program aims to provide students with an intensive advanced education in the areas of Mathematics and Statistics in preparation for doctoral studies or the job market. Students can follow either the Mathematics stream or the Statistics stream. In research output, the Department is currently in the top three in its category among Ontario universities as ranked by Canadian University Publications.



  • Cellular automata, discrete dynamical systems and complex networks
  • Computational methods for solving algebraic and differential systems
  • Cryptography
  • Graph theory and algorithmic game theory
  • Group and ring theory
  • High-performance parallel computing
  • Mathematical music theory
  • Mathematical physics and general relativity
  • Mathematics education
  • Nonlinear functional analysis and applications to optimization,
    game theory, mathematical economics, and differential systems
  • Probability and measure theory
  • Solitons and integrability of partial differential equations
  • Symmetry analysis and computer algebra applied to nonlinear
    differential equations

Statistics (also includes Data Science)

  • Statistical Inference Methods and Applications
  • Computational methods and applications to stochastic models
  • Convergence and Efficiency of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • Predictive biology/ecology

Entry point:

  • January/September


  • Thesis – 6 terms (2 years)
  • Project – 6 terms (2 years)

This program is funded for the defined length above, as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

  • February 1 for September entry
  • November 30 for January entry

Applications are accepted until the program is full and may be looked at on a first-come, first-served basis submitted after the deadline. Applications typically open in October.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:
    • Three references are required.
    • MSc in Mathematics and Statistics Information Form and Statement of Interest
    • The GRE subject test in mathematics or statistics is recommended for international students, but is not required

Career outcomes

  • PhD programs in Mathematics, Statistics and related fields
  • Education
  • Industry careers in fields such as insurance, finances, software development, marketing, and any other field where logical thinking, problem-solving and knowledge of qualitative methods is required
  • Research positions in medical and technological fields requiring statistical, computational, modelling and data analysis skills
  • Positions in government agencies in statistics and data analysis