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Mathematics (MSc, PhD)

Part of the Faculty of Science

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Program Overview

Format: Full-time

Degree Earned: Master of Science or PhD

This program welcomes motivated students seeking to acquire mathematical skills to advance their academic or industry career goals. MSc students produce high-quality work in the form of a thesis or major research paper, and learn how to write technical and scientific reports and communicate complex results to a general audience.

Grounded in applied research, the new, tight-knit PhD program combines various mathematical modelling aspects of biomathematics, discrete mathematics and financial mathematics to prepare highly skilled research scientists for careers in academia and industry.

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At a Glance


  • Completion of a four-year bachelor of science degree in mathematics or a related discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Resumé/CV
  • Statement of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation


  • Completion of a master of science degree in applied mathematics or related discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Resumé/CV
  • Statement of interest demonstrating evidence of research potential
  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors familiar with the applicant’s abilities 

Applicants may be required to provide certification of English language proficiency. For more information, review the Yeates School of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

  • Biomathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Complex Networks
  • Computer Security
  • Cryptography
  • Data Mining
  • Differential Equations and Operator Theory
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Foundations of Statistical Mechanics
  • Graph Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Testing
  • Advanced Numerical Analysis
  • Analysis and Probability
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Principles and Techniques in Applied Mathematics

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153

Program Contacts

Dr. Silvana Ilie
Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4870

Teresa Lee
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4867
Fax: 416-979-5153

How to Apply

Once you’ve chosen your desired program(s), preparing your application requires careful research and planning. 

Financing Your Studies

We understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Learn about funding packages – internal and external – available to grad students.

Finding a Supervisor

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