From big data to corporate finance, intelligence analysis to operational research, professionals with mathematics degrees tackle complex problems in an array of fast-evolving fields. With over thirty faculty members, you will benefit from close working relationships within Montreal, an international research hub in the area of mathematical sciences. By the end of the program, you will have advanced your research skills, and ready to apply mathematical expertise in the industry or pursue doctoral studies.
You will benefit from Concordia’s association with the ISM (Institut des sciences mathématiques) and the CRM (Centre de recherches mathématiques), by choosing to take courses at any of the four universities in Montreal, register to workshops and participate in collaborative projects throughout your studies. Broaden your research network by participating in seminars and presentations given by leading professors, post-doctoral fellows and adjunct faculty members.
The department engages with the community, by hosting or participating in mathematic competitions for elementary to high school students or by sponsoring math competitions. Enrich your graduate experience and take part in math outreach activities.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree with Honours in Mathematics, or equivalent. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as a part of the regular graduate program. Promising candidates who lack the equivalent of an Honours degree in Mathematics may be admitted after having completed a qualifying program.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Credits. A candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Courses. Students may enter one of the two options below. The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the topic of the thesis, must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.
Course Load. A full-time student will take at least two courses during the first term. A part-time student will normally take one course during the first term. The course load during subsequent terms will be determined by the Graduate Program Director, in consultation with the student.
The department offers financial support to approximately 25-30 full-time M.Sc. and Ph.D. students per year. It also awards internal scholarships through organized competitions. Some scholarships and bursaries are also available through ISM.
In addition, the Faculty of Arts and Science supports graduate students by awarding one-year Masters fellowships ($7,000). Other awards available through the faculty include:
Concordia Merit Scholarship
Concordia University Graduate Fellowship
Harriet and Abe Gold Endowment
Hydro-Quebec Graduate Award
John W. O'Brien Graduate Fellowship
Clara Strozyk Scholarship
Out-of-Province Fee Remission Awards
Consideration for Entrance Awards is automatically part of the admissions process for all new students. We also encourage students seeking admission to our program to apply for funding from external sources in the final year of their undergraduate studies (e.g. NSERC, FRQNT).
The Department is part of the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM), a unique centre of excellence for graduate training in Mathematics, combining the resources and expertise of the mathematics departments at the four Montreal-area universities, as well as Université de Sherbrooke and Université Laval.
The Department is also associated with the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), a NSERC National Research Centre whose mission is to provide leadership in the development of mathematical sciences in Canada.
To foster interdisciplinary research and cross-specialty collaborations, we maintain close ties with the Department of Computer Science, as well as other departments and universities. A wide range of research seminars and lectures are held regularly throughout the year, many of them being organized in conjunction with other Montreal universities, the ISM and the CRM.