Admission Requirements

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study; under no circumstances may a prospective student holding a Bachelor's degree be admitted directly into a Ph.D. program.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 996 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • 9-18 credit units of course work beyond the M.Sc. level
  • MATH 990.0
  • MATH 996.0
  • comprehensive Examination
  • qualifying exams to demonstrate knowledge in three areas chosen from one of the specialization lists available on the department webpage. There are three possible specializations: Applied Mathematics; Mathematics; or Statistics.
  • residency requirement of 1 year