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Mathematics (MSc)


 waterloo

Our Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics is a unique blend of pure and applied mathematics and statistics, 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 can gain research experience through writing a thesis or capstone project where you’ll examine modern problems in depth.

Contact Us:

Zilin Wang, Graduate Coordinator

E: zwang@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2870

Info for Current Students

Department of Mathematics

Program Options

This program is normally completed in one year of full-time studies. There are three program options:

Each option can have one of the following fields of concentration attached: financial mathematics, mathematical modelling and statistics and data analytics.

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

Research Focus

The uniqueness of the Mathematics department at Laurier is the diversity of our faculty members’ areas of expertise. Our faculty have strengths in a number of areas, including pure and applied mathematics, statistics, financial mathematics, and mathematical modelling and computation.

Funding

Eligible domestic students admitted to study on a full-time basis are entitled to one year of funding totalling, on average, $14,500. This support may be made up of a combination of teaching assistantships and internal/external scholarships. Additionally, students admitted to study on a full-time basis may receive $3,000 to $6,000 in financial support as research assistantships, contingent on performance and availability of funds.

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).

Some funding for international students is available.

Admission Requirements

  • A four-year (honours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or a related field that includes courses in advanced calculus, probability and statistics, and 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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