Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Statistics at McGill

The Department has many outstanding researchers in Mathematics and Statistics with international reputations. We also pride ourselves on the excellence of our teaching and research training. As a graduate student you will have an extensive curriculum to choose from, with both fundamental and advanced courses in every branch of mathematics.  The links on the left hand menu give further specific details.

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How to Apply

  1. Read instructions on Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Website:
  2. Required Documents (submitted electronically):  
    1. Transcripts (all university education)
    2. Two Letters of Recommendation (to be submitted online)
    3. Personal Statement
    4. Research Proposal (optional)
    5. Proof English Proficiency (if required)
  3. Deadlines:


Beginning term


Masters and Ph.D.

Fall (September)

January 15th

Masters and Ph.D.

Winter (January)

July 15th  (International)

September 1st (Canadian)

Accelerated Masters (for McGill undergraduates only)

Summer (May)

December 1st 

  1. Apply:

Financial Support

All graduate students in Mathematics and Statistics who are accepted into our masters or doctoral programs receive funding. We provide funding in terms of stipend, scholarships and opportunities for teaching assistant salary and the amount of funding varies greatly by the level of tuition fees.  Please review our Fees section for more details.


The Department may offer newly admitted graduate students, or in rare cases students whose application is complete but whose admission is still pending, the opportunity to visit McGill for the following purposes:
  • to meet with staff members and current graduate students;
  • to visit seminars and classes;
  • to obtain a first hand impression of our university and of our city.
The Department will usually initiate such visits. However you can also contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, at grad.mathstat [at] arrange a visit.


In Mathematics and Statistics there is a strong spirit of cooperation between the different universities in the Montréal area. These comprise the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM). The member departments represent:

As a graduate student, you may take certain courses at the other Universities associated with the ISM for credit.

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) is a Montréal  research centre, now officially affiliated to McGill, which presents an astonishing variety of activities including theme years and theme semesters as well as short duration conferences.

Advanced Courses

To see the advanced courses currently being offered, please click here.


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