Program

January 15th is the deadline to apply if you wish to begin your program in September.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.Math.2 years
M.Sc.2 years
Ph.D.4 years

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has 17 mathematics and statistics faculty members who wish to work with graduate students in their area of expertise and research. Current research areas within our department include: Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Combinatorics, Mathematical Physics, Probability, Statistics, and Topology.

The department offers a course‐based (non‐thesis) M.Math, a thesis‐based M.Sc., and a Ph.D. degree with specializations in applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics

Research supervisors

It is not neccessary to find a potential supervisor or contact faculty before you have applied to this program.

Name Research areas
Murray BremnerAlgebraic operads, Computer algebra, Grobner bases, Linear algebra, Mathematics, Nonassociative algebra, Polynomial identities, Representation theory
Cameron FrancL-functions, modular forms, number theory
Shahedul KhanBiostatistics, Changepoint Data, Longitudinal Data, Recurrent Event, Statistics, Survival Analysis
Bill LavertyComputer Security, Experimental and Sampling Design, Multivariate Statistics, Spatial Statistics, Statistics, Time Series Analysis, applied statistical method
Longhai LiBayesian Classification and regression, Bioinformatics, Machine learning, Monte Carlo methods, Statistics, applied statistics, health, statistics in finance, statistics in genomics, statistics in health
Juxin LiuMarkov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methodology, Statistics, epidemiology, errors-in-variable models, genetics, integration models, missing data analysis, remote sensing, spatial statistics
John MartinMathematics, fixed point sets, knot theory, theory of retracts, topology
George PatrickApplied Mathematics, Hamiltonian systems with symmetry, classical mechanics, geometric mechanics, mathematical physics, numerical simulation, structure preserving numerical simulation
Jenna RajchgotFrobenius splitting, Grobner bases, Hilbert schemes, Schubert varieties, algebraic combinatorics, cluster algebras, combinatorial commutative algebra, quiver loci
Steven RayanHiggs bundle, Hitchin system, Integrable system, Mirror symmetry, Moduli space, Quiver variety, Vector bundle
Ebrahim SameiBanach algebras, Mathematics, harmonic analysis, operator spaces
A. F. ShevyakovApplied Mathematics, Mathematical Modelling, Non linear PDE Models, Symbolic and Numerical Scientific Computation, Symmetry methods
Chris SoterosBioinformatics, Combinatorics, Computer Simulation, Monte Carlo simulation, Statistical Mechanics, Statistics, polymers
Artur SowaApplied Mathematics, mathematical modeling, mathematical physics, nascent quantum technologies
Raj SrinivasanApplied probability, Markov chains, Queueing networks, Queueing theory, Statistics
Jacek SzmigielskiApplied Mathematics, integrable systems, inverse problems, lie theory, mathematical physics
Jiun-Chau (JC) WangFree convolution, Free probability, Mathematics, functional analysis, probability

Tuition and funding

Funding

We are able to offer financial support to the majority of our Graduate Students. In the course of their application and admission, students are advised about the possibility of financial support, and particular funding opportunities.

Financial support for Graduate Students is normally offered in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (at least $17,000 M.Sc., $19,000 Ph.D.) (all amounts are Canadian dollars). The department automatically considers all eligible applicants for this funding.

In addition to potential funding from your department, there are scholarships and awards available to all eligible students. There are also special programs for international students from China, Vietnam, and Ecuador.

Tuition

Thesis or project based program

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
September 1 - December 31, 2016 $1300.00 $1950.00
January 1 - April 30, 2017 $1300.00 $1950.00
May 1 - August 31, 2017 $1300.00 $1950.00
Total per academic year $3900.00 $5850.00

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

  • A four-year honors degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
  • A four-year honors degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
  • 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 (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three referees
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

If you make an error when filling out the recommendations (typos, errors in emails, wrong person, etc.) please contact mathgrad@math.usask.ca  with the correct information and we can update it. The application fee is not required to be processed at this time but we do advise that you pay during the initial application. You can only pay online during the initial application process. Application fees paid afterwards must be done either in person or by fax.

There is no program in the online application system for Statistics, if you are applying for statistics choose Mathematics and in the below step 2 specify your specialization you are interested in specializing in Statistics. Biostatistics is not part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, it is part of the School of Public Health. If you apply for Bio Statistics, we will not receive your application.

Submitting required documents

Once you’ve completed an online application, you will need to upload the following documents:

Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.

If you are applying for start dates prior to Fall 2017 (Winter 2017 or Spring/Summer 2017) you will not be able to upload documents to your application. Please e-mail any unoffical copies of required documents to the graduate administrator listed below.

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
  • The uploaded transcript should be a copy of a transcript issued by the university or college.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
  • Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.

Uploading documents

Post-secondary Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

  • Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.

For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
  • The English-language proficiency test must be taken within the last two years of receipt of your application.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.

Uploading documents

If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following:

A Research Statement including a detailed description of your research interest(s). The more details the better. Faculty looking to accept new students will carefully read this document to help them make their decisions on who they would like to work with. Please include if you are interested in the Thesis-Based M.Sc. Program or the Ph.D. Program. The statement should also confirm the Specialization you are interested in:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Please ensure that this document is well written and free of errors.

Contact

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Room 142 McLean Hall
106 Wiggins Road
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E6

Graduate Chair
Dr. Ebrahim Samei
Email: samei@math.usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Email: mathgrad@math.usask.ca