Candidates are selected on the basis of their past academic record, letters of recommendation and the relevance of the proposed area of research to the areas of specialization of the Department.
Fast-tracking. Exceptional candidates who have successfully completed one-year's study at the Master's level may, upon approval by the Graduate Studies Committee, be exempted from the required completion of the Master's degree and admitted directly into the PhD program.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
Please see the Mathematics and Statistics Courses page for course descriptions.
credits of Comprehensive Examinations:
• MAST 890 Comprehensive Examination A (6.00) • MAST 891 Comprehensive Examination B (6.00)
credits chosen from the Mathematics and Statistics PhD Electives and Seminars
The selection of the courses and seminars must be approved by the Graduate Program Director in consultation with the student’s supervisor.
• MAST 892 Doctoral Thesis (60.00)
Average Time to Completion. Normally a student completes all requirements for the degree, except for the thesis, within two years of entering the program. The normal period for completion of the program, for a student already holding the equivalent of an MA/MSc degree, is three to four years.
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