May 27, 2018  
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018 
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematical and Statistical Sciences [Graduate]

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate Programs

Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
632 Central Academic Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G1

General Information

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in a number of fields in the general areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical finance, mathematical physics, statistics, biostatistics, and statistical machine learning. Prospective graduate students should consult the Graduate Chair with regard to facilities available and the background required for the field in which they are particularly interested.

Entrance Requirements

The Department generally does not accept students with an overall grade point average of less than 3.3 in their undergraduate years at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from another institution. Where applicable (see English Language Requirement ), a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) is required for all graduate students. Additional information on specific requirements for admission to the MSc and PhD programs is found below, under the respective degree headings.

Financial Assistance

Graduate teaching assistantships are available for candidates working toward a higher degree. They involve at most 12 hours of work per week including teaching, class preparation and working time. Teaching assistantships will normally be limited to at most five years for students in the PhD program and to two years for students in the MSc program. Support will not be extended to more than a total of six years. Research assistantships are also available.

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the following subject headings:

Mathematics (MATH)
Mathematical Physics (MA PH)
Statistics (STAT)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Graduate Programs