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
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
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

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, 2015 $1268.00 $1902.00
January 1 - April 30, 2016 $1268.00 $1902.00
May 1 - August 31, 2016 $1268.00 $1902.00
Total per academic year $3804.00 $5706.00

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.

Email supplementary information

Send the following documents and information to mathgrad@math.usask.ca:

  1. Scanned copy of transcript showing most recent education (Showing Grade achieved for each class taken and the date completed). Include a Grade/Transcript Key explaining the marking system for the University.
  2. Please confirm the Specialization you are interested in:
  3. Please confirm what program you are interested in:
    • Thesis-Based M.Sc. Program
    • Ph.D. Program
  4. A copy of your English Proficiency results
  5. A copy of your CV
  6. Whether you are requesting financial assistance. Once the pre-screening process is complete we will advise you on the possibility of funding. We have scholarships and awards available each year, each with their own requirements.
  7. 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 ensure that this document is well written and free of errors.

Please understand that our office receives a large number of emails. We answer all emails and notify each person of the final decision on their application. Please be patient as all emails are answered in the order they are received. The Math and Stats office does NOT accept phone calls regarding application status.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed the above pre-screening process and are notified of your conditional acceptance, you will need to have the following documents submitted:

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses (including, where necessary, a certified English translation), even if a degree was not awarded. You do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Have the transcripts sent directly from the institutions to the department address below.
  • If your current degree is still in progress, you will need to arrange for your official final transcripts showing the awarding of your degree to be sent to your department.
  • Copies of transcripts are not acceptable as final admission documents, unless they have also been verified and stamped by your issuing institution.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency your English test results need to be sent directly from the organization where your tests were taken to the department address below.

Contact

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

Graduate Chair
Dr. Artur Sowa
Email: sowa@math.usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Email: mathgrad@math.usask.ca