By pursuing a PhD at Concordia's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, you will play a critical role in shaping and advancing the mathematical sciences. Researchers in the mathematical sciences tackle complex problems in an array of fast-evolving fields. You will investigate research questions and gain expertise in some of the discipline’s most vibrant areas of study. Concordia’s association with the ISM (Institut des sciences mathématiques) and the CRM (Centre de recherches mathématiques) allows you to take courses at any of the four major universities in Montreal and to participate in collaborative projects throughout your studies. With a PhD from our Department, you will be ready to pursue a career in academia or apply cutting-edge research to a field of your choice.
MSc degree, with high standing in Mathematics or an allied discipline from a recognized university.
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.
The department offers financial support to approximately 25-30 full-time M.A/M.Sc. and Ph.D. students per year. It also awards internal scholarships through organized competitions and allocates research and teaching assistantships. Some scholarships and bursaries are also available through ISM.
Faculty of Arts and Science Fellowships
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
Concordia International Tuition Award of Excellence
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 (e.g. NSERC, FRQNT). An important part of these applications is writing a research project proposal which candidates may discuss with their potential supervisors.
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.