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Mathematics and Statistics (PhD)

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Doctorate (PhD)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
4 years
90 credits
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Program overview

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. Working within a strong research group under the supervision of our faculty members, you will investigate questions and gain expertise in some of the discipline’s most vibrant areas of study. Concordia’s association with the ISM​, the CRM, ​and MITACS opens the door to ​advanced courses at ​other Quebec universities​, and to internships and collaborative projects in Canada and abroad. 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.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.

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

Mathematics and Statistics PhD (90 credits)


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)

Mathematics and Statistics PhD Electives and Seminars

MATH 630 Topics in the Psychology of Mathematics Education (3.00)
MAST 831 Class Field Theory (3.00)
MAST 832 Elliptic Curves (3.00)
MAST 833 Selected Topics in Number Theory (3.00)
MAST 834 Selected Topics in Computational Algebra (3.00)
MAST 837 Selected Topics in Analysis (3.00)
MAST 838 Selected Topics in Pure Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 840 Lie Groups (3.00)
MAST 841 Partial Differential Equations (P.D.E.’s) (3.00)
MAST 851 Differential Geometric Methods in Physics (3.00)
MAST 852 Algebro-Geometric Methods in Physics (3.00)
MAST 853 Gauge Theory and Relativity (3.00)
MAST 854 Quantization Methods (3.00)
MAST 855 Spectral Geometry (3.00)
MAST 856 Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics (3.00)
MAST 857 Selected Topics in Differential Geometry (3.00)
MAST 858 Seminar in Mathematical Physics (3.00)
MAST 859 Seminar in Differential Geometry (3.00)
MAST 860 Differentiable Dynamical Systems (3.00)
MAST 861 Absolutely Continuous Invariant Measures (3.00)
MAST 862 Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Problems (3.00)
MAST 863 Bifurcation Theory of Vector Fields (3.00)
MAST 865 Selected Topics in Dynamical Systems (3.00)
MAST 868 Seminar in Dynamical Systems (3.00)
MAST 871 Advanced Probability Theory (3.00)
MAST 872 Stochastic Processes (3.00)
MAST 873 Advanced Statistical Inference (3.00)
MAST 874 Advanced Multivariate Inference (3.00)
MAST 875 Advanced Sampling (3.00)
MAST 876 Survival Analysis (3.00)
MAST 877 Reliability Theory (3.00)
MAST 878 Advanced Risk Theory (3.00)
MAST 881 Selected Topics in Probability, Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 889 Seminar in Probability, Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics (3.00)
MAST 898 Seminar in Number Theory (3.00)
MAST 899 Seminar in Computational Algebra (3.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • MSc degree, with high standing in Mathematics, Statistics, 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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines


February 1





Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

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