Mathematics and Statistics, M.Sc.

  • 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 Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs with concentrations in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics leading to the master's degree (M.Sc.). The thesis option requires a thesis and six approved courses.

Bioinformatics research lies at the intersection of biological/medical sciences and mathematics/computer science/engineering. The intention of the Bioinformatics option is to train students to become researchers in this interdisciplinary field. This includes the development of strategies for experimental design, the construction of tools to analyze datasets, the application of modelling techniques, the creation of tools for manipulating bioinformatics data, the integration of biological databases, and the use of algorithms and statistics. Students successfully completing the Bioinformatics option at the M.Sc. level will be fluent in the concepts, language, approaches, and limitations of the field.

CSE is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary area with connections to the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. CSE focuses on the development of problem-solving methodologies and robust tools for the solution of scientific and engineering problems. Please visit our website for more information.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs with concentrations in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics leading to the master's degree (M.Sc.).The non-thesis option requires a project and eight approved courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioinformatics: Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics: Proteomics
  • Structural Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics: Functional Genomics
  • Systems Biology and Biophysics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Numerical Differential Equations
  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics
  • Waves and Stability
  • Fundamentals of Computer Vision

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 - 48 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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    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).

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    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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