Sep 18, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of PhD (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences) [Graduate]

Entrance Requirements

To be admitted as a provisional candidate for the PhD, a student must normally hold the equivalent of an MSc degree in mathematical or statistical sciences from the University of Alberta.

Program Requirements

In addition to the examinations called for by the general regulations, the student must successfully complete an entrance year which includes two full terms of course work. The program of a full-time student in each of these terms shall normally include at least three mathematical and statistical sciences courses, or courses in approved or allied fields (graduate or senior undergraduate). In addition, each PhD candidate must satisfy a minimum course requirement specified by the Regulations and Guidelines for Graduate Programs in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. In any case, ★6 must be in mathematical and statistical sciences courses at the 500-level or 600-level, in areas other than that of the student's thesis. The principal requirement for the PhD is a substantial contribution to knowledge, embodied in a thesis.

To satisfy the residence requirement for the PhD, candidates must spend at least two years in advanced study and research after the master's degree.

Length of Program

The time required to complete the program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant and the nature of the research undertaken; however, a minimum of three years is normally required after the BSc or two years after the MSc.