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Program Options

The Master of Science (MSc) program in Mathematics is offered in three options.

Thesis Option

For the thesis option, you will write the Master's Thesis (MA699), complete the Seminar in Mathematical Modelling in Finance and Science (MA680) and 1.5 credits of approved courses.

Project Option

For the project option, you will complete the Major Research Project (MA695), the seminar in Mathematical Modelling in Finance and Science (MA680), and 2.5 credits of approved courses.

Course-Based Option

For the course-based option, you will complete the Graduate Seminar (MA693) and 4.0 credits of approved courses.

Concentrations

You can take an optional field of concentration. There are three approved fields:

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics

To complete a field, the topic of MA699: Master's Thesis, MA695: Major Project, or MA693: Graduate Seminar must be in your field of concentration. A maximum of one field is permitted as part of the MSc in Mathematics degree.

All fields of concentration require completion of a minimum 1.5 credits according to the following.

Financial Mathematics

  • MA570: Financial Mathematics in Discrete Time
  • two of:
    • MA647: Monte Carlo and Simulation Methods
    • MA651: Stochastic Analysis
    • MA670: Financial Modelling and Derivative Pricing in Continuous Time
    • MA671: Computational Methods in Finance

Mathematical Modelling

  • MA660: Dynamical Systems
  • two of:
    • MA619: Variational and Geometric Methods in Applied Mathematics
    • MA632: Optimization
    • MA642: Advanced Regression Analysis
    • MA647: Monte Carlo and Simulation Methods
    • MA665: Mathematical Biology

Statistics and Data Analytics

  • MA641: Advanced Theory of Statistics
  • MA642: Advanced Regression Analysis
  • one of:
    • MA645: Advanced Data Analysis
    • MA647: Monte Carlo and Simulation Methods

Course Offerings

  • MA619: Variational And Geometric Methods In Applied Mathematics
  • MA632: Optimization
  • MA635: Non-Cooperative Game Theory Models
  • MA641: Advanced Theory Of Statistics
  • MA642: Advanced Regression Analysis
  • MA645: Advanced Data Analysis
  • MA647: Monte Carlo And Simulation Methods
  • MA650: Real And Complex Analysis
  • MA651: Stochastic Analysis
  • MA660: Dynamical Systems
  • MA665: Mathematical Biology
  • MA670: Financial Modelling And Derivative Pricing In Continuous Time
  • MA671: Computational Methods In Finance
  • MA680: Seminar In Mathematical Modelling In Finance And Science
  • MA693: Graduate Seminar

Project and Thesis

  • MA695: Major Project
  • MA699: Master's Thesis

Contact Us:

Zilin Wang, Graduate Coordinator

E: zwang@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2870

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