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Mathematics and Statistics MA/MSc

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with Honours in Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent.
  • 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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Mathematics and Statistics Courses page for course descriptions.

Mathematics and Statistics MA/MSc with Thesis (Option A) (45 credits)

18

credits of coursework from the following categories:

Mathematics History and Methods Courses

Topology and Geometry Courses

Analysis Courses

Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 600-level Courses

Applied Mathematics Courses

Algebra and Logic Courses

Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 700-level Courses

27

credits:

MAST 700 Thesis (27.00)

The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the topic of the thesis, must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Mathematics and Statistics MA/MSc without Thesis (Option B) (45 credits)

30

credits of coursework from the following categories:

Mathematics History and Methods Courses

Topology and Geometry Courses

Mathematics Analysis Courses

Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 600-level Courses

Applied Mathematics Courses

Algebra and Logic Courses

Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 700-level Courses

15

credits:

MAST 701 Project (15.00)

The choice of the option, the selection of the courses and the topic of the thesis, must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Mathematics History and Methods Courses

MAST 651 The Contributions of Mathematics to Intellectual Life (3.00)
MAST 652 Topics in Research in Mathematics Education (3.00)
MAST 653 Topics in the Foundations of Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 654 Topics in the History of Mathematics (3.00)

Topology and Geometry Courses

MAST 655 Topology (3.00)
MAST 656 Differential Geometry (3.00)
MAST 657 Manifolds (3.00)
MAST 658 Lie Groups (3.00)

Analysis Courses

MAST 661 Topics in Analysis (3.00)
MAST 662 Functional Analysis I (3.00)
MAST 663 Introduction to Ergodic Theory (3.00)
MAST 664 Dynamical Systems (3.00)
MAST 665 Complex Analysis (3.00)
MAST 666 Differential Equations (3.00)
MAST 667 Reading Course in Analysis (3.00)
MAST 668 Transform Calculus (3.00)
MAST 669 Measure Theory (3.00)

Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 600-level Courses

MAST 670 Mathematical Methods in Statistics (3.00)
MAST 671 Probability Theory (3.00)
MAST 672 Statistical Inference I (3.00)
MAST 673 Statistical Inference II (3.00)
MAST 674 Multivariate Analysis (3.00)
MAST 675 Sample Surveys (3.00)
MAST 676 Linear Models (3.00)
MAST 677 Time Series (3.00)
MAST 678 Statistical Consulting and Data Analysis (3.00)
MAST 679 Topics in Statistics and Probability (3.00)

Applied Mathematics Courses

MAST 680 Topics in Applied Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 681 Optimization (3.00)
MAST 682 Matrix Analysis (3.00)
MAST 683 Numerical Analysis (3.00)
MAST 684 Quantum Mechanics (3.00)
MAST 685 Approximation Theory (3.00)
MAST 686 Reading Course in Applied Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 687 Control Theory (3.00)
MAST 688 Stability Theory (3.00)
MAST 689 Variational Methods (3.00)

Algebra and Logic Courses

MAST 691 Mathematical Logic (3.00)
MAST 692 Advanced Algebra I (3.00)
MAST 693 Algebraic Number Theory (3.00)
MAST 694 Group Theory (3.00)
MAST 696 Advanced Algebra II (3.00)
MAST 697 Reading Course in Algebra (3.00)
MAST 698 Category Theory (3.00)
MAST 699 Topics in Algebra (3.00)

Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics 700-level Courses

MAST 720 Survival Analysis (3.00)
MAST 721 Advanced Actuarial Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 722 Advanced Pension Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 723 Portfolio Theory (3.00)
MAST 724 Risk Theory (3.00)
MAST 725 Credibility Theory (3.00)
MAST 726 Loss Distributions (3.00)
MAST 727 Risk Classification (3.00)
MAST 728 Reading Course in Actuarial Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 729 Selected Topics in Actuarial Mathematics (3.00)

Thesis and Mathematical Literature

MAST 700 Thesis (27.00)
MAST 701 Project (15.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

Courses. Students may enter one of two options. 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.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (3 terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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