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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Mathematics and Statistics

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics focuses on research in the mathematical or statistical sciences, including the completion of original research publishable in mainstream refereed journals.


A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

  • MATH 701 Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies


    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : An oral examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Vetois, Jerome (Fall) Vetois, Jerome (Winter)

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

21 credits of courses at the 500 level or above, including at least 6 credits at the 600 level or above. . A maximum of 4 credits of courses can be Pass/Fail courses. The choice of courses to fulfill this requirement must be prior approved by the student’s Advisory Committee. The Department recommends that students take complementary courses in at least three different areas of Mathematics and Statistics.

All credits of complementary courses should be taken before the end of PhD 3. In exceptional circumstances, an extension can been granted by the student’s Advisory Committee.

Students who wish to take more that 8 credits of complementary courses from outside the Department should request approval from the Graduate Program Director.

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