Mathematics and Statistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • N/A
  • Tuition Fee
    7248 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    3465 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs that can be focused on applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics leading to masters degrees (M.A. or M.Sc.), with program options in Bioinformatics and in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE).


The research groups are:

  • Algebra Category;
  • Theory and Logic;
  • Geometric Group Theory;
  • Algebraic Geometry;
  • Discrete Mathematics;
  • Mathematical Physics;
  • Analysis and its Applications;
  • Differential Geometry;
  • Number Theory;
  • Applied Mathematics;
  • Differential Equations;
  • Probability and Statistics.

Programme Structure


Applied Mathematics:

  • Combinatorics
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Optimization
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Differential Equations
  • Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • Advanced Probability Theory

Pure Mathematics:

  • Advanced Real Analysis
  • Higher Algebra
  • Geometry and Topology


  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Honours Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • Mathematical Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • All supplemental application materials and supporting documents must be uploaded directly to the McGill admissions processing system
  • Transcripts. As of fall 2013, students are required to upload unofficial transcripts in support of their web application, final, official copies will be required of admitted applicants.
  • Letters of Recommendation. Applicants are required to ask at least two instructors familiar with their work to send letters of recommendation. Applicants must provide the names and email addresses of referees using the McGill on-line application. McGill will contact these referees and invite them to upload references on their behalf.
  • Personal Statement. Applicants should submit a statement of no more than one page outlining their general academic interests and their reasons for applying to McGill. Applicants with well defined research interests should identify possible supervisors in the department.
  • Research Proposal (optional). Applicants may also submit specific proposal for their thesis research. The research proposal should be no more than one page in length. Applicants are NOT required to submit a research proposal, as most graduate students only decide on a specific research topic after one year of study in the department.
  • In addition: Applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), are required to submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English.
  • Applicants in pure and applied mathematics, who do not hold a previous Canadian degree preparing them for graduate study in these areas, are encouraged to submit GRE mathematics subject examination scores, if available. However GRE scores are not a departmental admissions requirement. Students who intend to study statistics need not submit GRE scores from either the general or the subject specific mathematics exam.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7248 USD per year and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    3465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3465 USD per year and a duration of  .

Typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms*


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