Mathematics and Statistics

Why Mathematics and Statistics @ Memorial?

Memorial’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the institution’s youngest – half our faculty have been hired since 2005 – and most recognized – 20% of us hold the university's highest rank, University Research Professor. Although the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has offered graduate degrees for many years, the past decade has seen an explosion of interest in these programs, adding invaluable new voices to the Department's community of researchers.

Among the research areas studied by our faculty and graduate students are the following: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation, Analysis, Combinatorics, Topology, Applied Statistics, Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Models and Modeling / Numerical Optimization, Algebra, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Statistics, and Fluid Mechanics.

Description of programs

  • MAS -The MAS is a highly structured program incorporating both courses and practicum (an applied statistics project). A full-time student with an honours degree in statistics normally requires two years to complete the degree requirements. This program accepts new students only in the Fall semester.
  • MSc – The MSc program has two options. The research-based program consists of graduate courses and a thesis. A full-time student is expected to complete the degree requirements in two years. The course-based program is an intensive three semester (one-year) program based on graduate courses and a project. This program accepts new students only in the Fall semester.
  • PhD – The PhD programs in Mathematics and in Statistics consist of graduate courses, a two-part comprehensive examination, and a thesis embodying the results of original research of a high calibre. Students are expected to complete the PhD degree requirements in three to four years. Upon completion of the thesis, a final oral examination and defence of thesis must take place.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MAS – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change.The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:



course, thesis


MAS, MSc: 1-2 years
PhD: 4 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 31 for Fall admission

August 31 (PhD) for Winter admission


MSc: $12,925
PhD: $14,925

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Tuition (Canadian students):

MAS, MSc: $632-$1,313/semester
PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (International students):

MAS, MSc: $822-$1,706/semester
PhD: $1,153/semester

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