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 is home to expert faculty who wish to work directly with graduate students on cutting-edge research in the mathematical sciences. Current research areas within our Department include: Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics, Geometry (both Algebraic and Differential), Mathematical Physics, Probability, Statistics, and Topology.

The Department offers a project-based (non-thesis) M.Math, a thesis‐based M.Sc., and a PhD degree with specializations in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics. We do not offer funding, including scholarships and awards, for M.Math students.

Research supervisors

It is not necessary to find a potential supervisor or contact faculty before you have applied to this program. The following list represents our current faculty, their expertise, and the research they might be interested in supervising:

Name Research areas
Mohamad Alwan
Yu Hin Au
Murray BremnerAlgebraic operads; Computer algebra; Grobner bases; Linear algebra; Mathematics; Nonassociative algebra; Polynomial identities; Representation theory
Christopher DuffyCombinatorics; Computational Complexity; Directed Graphs; Discrete-Time Processes; Graph Colouring; Graph Homomorphisms; Graph Theory; Theoretical Computer Science
Xin FengSpatial statistics and disease mapping, survival and longitudinal data, Environmental and ecological statistics Infectious disease surveillance
Cameron FrancL-functions; modular forms; number theory
Shahedul KhanBayesian Statistics; Biostatistics; Changepoint Data Analysis; Joint Modeling; Longitudinal Data Analysis; Recurrent Event Data Analysis; 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 RayanAlgebraic geometry; Algebraic topology; Differential geometry; Enumerative geometry; Higgs bundles; Integrable systems; Invariant theory; Mathematical physics; Mirror symmetry; Moduli spaces; Pure mathematics; Quantum matter; Quiver varieties; Representation theory; Symplectic geometry; Vector bundles
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
Li Xing

Tuition and funding

Funding

We are able to offer financial support to the majority of our graduate students in eligible programs. 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 CAD for M.Sc., $19,000 CAD for PhD). 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 and Mexico.

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 and Mexico.

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, 2020 $1,420.00 CAD $2,243.60 CAD
January 1 - April 30, 2021 $1,420.00 CAD $2,243.60 CAD
May 1 - August 31, 2021 $1,420.00 CAD $2,243.60 CAD
Total per academic year $4,260.00 CAD $6,730.80 CAD

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.

Fall 2020 Winter 2021Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Student fees$699.04 CAD $299.28 CAD$27.50 CAD $27.50 CAD

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

Please note: Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements in no way guarantees admission or funding.

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

Application process

Submit an online application

Before beginning your online application, be sure that you have carefully reviewed all program information and admission requirements on this page.

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • Contact information of your three referees
    • For your letters of recommendation, two of your referees must be academic contacts, and the third may be academic or professional
  • Your complete academic history from all previous post-secondary institutions

The application takes about 30 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. 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 two 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.

Submit required documents

Once you've submitted your online application, you will have access to upload your required documents, and provide the contact information for your references. To do this, go to the "Supplemental Items & Documents" tab in your application, and upload the documents outlined below.

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial 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 can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
  • 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 116 Thorvaldson Building, 110 Science Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

  • 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.

Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.

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.
  • Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
  • 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 116 Thorvaldson Building - 110 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5C9

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 PhD 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. Steven Rayan
Email: mathgrad@math.usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Email: mathgrad@math.usask.ca