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Mathematics (MSc)


Our Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics is a unique blend of pure and applied mathematics, offering practical experience in applications to science, finance and mathematical modelling for new technologies.

Our main goal is to provide you with the advanced and in-demand skill to develop and analyze mathematical models applicable across multiple disciplines. You’ll also gain research experience through writing a thesis or capstone project where you’ll examine modern problems in depth.

Contact Us:

Zilin Wang, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x2870

Info for Current Students

Department of Mathematics

Program Options

This program is normally completed in one year. You have two program options: the thesis option or the project option.

For the thesis option, you’ll write a master’s thesis and take 1.5 credits of approved courses. For the project option, you’ll complete a major project and take 2.5 credits of approved courses. For either option, you’ll also complete MA680: Seminar in Mathematical Modelling in Finance and Science.

The MSc may also be completed through part-time studies.


  • Winners of major external awards (OGS, QEII and Tri-Council) may be eligible for top-up funding which includes the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship (total value exceeds $10,000). 
  • Eligible domestic students admitted to study on a full-time basis receive an average of $14,500 a year. This support may be made up of teaching assistantships, internal/external scholarships, and/or faculty-funded studentships or research assistantships.
  • A list of all funding opportunities available to Laurier graduate students, including information about OGS, QEII and Tri-Council, is available on our graduate funding webpage.
  • Some funding for international students is available.

Research Focus

Our faculty have strengths in a number of areas, including pure and applied mathematics, statistics, financial mathematics, and mathematical modeling and computation.


  • A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or a related field that includes courses in advance calculus, basic probability and statistics, linear algebra, and abstract algebra.
  • A minimum B+ average in your final year of undergraduate study and a cumulative B+ average in all mathematics and statistics courses.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, a statement of your research interests, a writing sample and letters of reference.

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