Queen's University

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Graduate Studies

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Graduate Studies

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Mathematics & Statistics



“I can’t put a measure on how much I’m enjoying the experience. Queen’s is a fantastic place to be in terms of research opportunities. They have such a large number of well-respected researchers, and they never hesitate to share their expertise with you. Our department is big enough to do meaningful research and small enough to be close-knit. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”

Patrick Reynolds, Ph.D., 2010

Program Contact

Jennifer Read
Graduate Assistant
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Queen's University
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6

Phone: 613.533.2405
E-mail: gradapp@mast.queensu.ca
Website: www.mast.queensu.ca


Program Overview

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is home to an outstanding group of faculty researchers with international reputations in their fields of specialization. These represent a wide variety of areas including pure mathematics (algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, dynamical systems, number theory and probability theory), mathematical physics, mathematics applied to engineering (control theory, information and communication theory), mathematical biology, and both theoretical and applied statistics.The research environment is further enhanced by a very active group of graduate students from across Canada and abroad.


The Department has strong collaborative ties between its Mathematics and Engineering faculty and members of other departments within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science especially in the areas of communications and control theory. Another interdisciplinary collaboration centers on biostatistics and involves cross-appointed researchers at the Clinical Trials Group in the Faculty of Health Sciences and our own statisticians. Our research program is also enriched by the proximity of Kingston’s Royal Military College in Kingston

Career paths – employment opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Biostatistician
  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
Degrees Offered/Method of Completion

Degrees Offered

M.Sc. Pattern I - 18-24 months

M.Sc. Pattern II- 12 months

M.A.Sc.: 18-24 months

Ph.D.: 4 years

Method of Completion

M.Sc. Pattern I & M.A.Sc.: Course work and a research thesis

M.Sc. Pattern II.: Course work and research project

Ph.D.: Course work, comprehensive exam and research thesis

Fields of study and Supervisors
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Analysis, Geometry and Topology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics & Engineering
  • Probability and Statistics

It is extremely important to contact potential supervisors in advance. In most cases students will receive funding from their research supervisor, and so the support of a supervisor is crucial for gaining  admission. See www.mast.queensu.ca/graduate/faculty.php for a list of our faculty and their areas of specialization.

Funding, Academic Prerequisites & Deadline

Funding Information

M.Sc, & M.A.Sc.: Up to $21,750 per year

Ph.D.: $21,750 minimum per year.  The funding package can consist of teaching assistantship or teaching fellowship, research assistantships, internal awards and external awards. We encourage all students to apply for additional funding through NSERC, OGS and other sources. Entering graduate students who are awarded federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided $5000 (masters), $7500 (PhD - will be increased to $10,000 for the 2016/17 academic year) top-up from Queen’s in the first year of their program.

Academic Prerequisites

Master’s programs: 4 year Bachelor’s degree (Honours preferred) with a minimum B+ average in the third and fourth years.

Doctoral program: Master’s degree with a minimum B+ average in all courses, demonstrated research potential and clear interests.

Application Requirements

In addition to completing an application form and providing transcripts and letters of recommendation applicants are asked to provide the following:

  • List of relevant courses taken. Provide a description of the courses taken in mathematics, statistics, or related areas in the third year and beyond. Provide titles and authors of textbooks used and chapters/topics covered.
  • Sample of written work. Doctoral program applicants should submit a copy of the abstract of their MSc thesis. Master’s program applicants should submit a copy of the abstract of their fourth year thesis or project, if applicable.

Test Requirements

Those applicants whose native languages do not include English will be required to obtain a satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: There is no deadline to apply for admission, but applicants  are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible and by January 15th in order to receive full funding consideration

Learning Outcomes
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Mathematics & Statistics
How our grads are helping others.
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Mathematics & Statistics
He's unabashedly passionate about math!