Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Graduate Chair: Mik Bickis
Graduate Secretary: email@example.com
Phone: (306) 966-6081Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan
Room 142 McLean Hall
106 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon, SK, CAN S7N 5E6
“The Department offers students an opportunity to explore various aspects of the disciplines in mathematics, which can be a host of diverse fields. The courses are designed to train students in the use and development of mathematical tools and apply them to solve real world problems. As a graduate student in the department, I find it incredibly comfortable to pursue my research on microarray data analysis, which is closely related with complex disease (like HIV, diabetes) diagnosis. The supervision by expert faculty and interaction with fellow students also has helped to shape my interpersonal skills. For those seeking an opportunity to study the basic patterns of the world and choose a professional career in the future, I strongly recommend this program.”
Dean's Scholar and PhD student
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has 23 mathematics and statistics faculty members who wish to work with graduate students in their area of expertise and research. Current research areas within our department include: Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Biostatistics, Combinatorics, Mathematical Physics, Probability, Statistics, and Topology.
The department offers a course‐based (non‐thesis) M.Math, a thesis‐based M.Sc., and a Ph.D. degree with specializations in applied mathematics, mathematics and statistics
Separate from this, our department is part of the Collaborative Biostatistics Program .
To request an application package go to: http://math.usask.ca/programsmath/grad/gradtest.html
Check online to determine the status of your application and documentation received. Due to a large number of applicants, we can only engage in individual correspondence with accepted applicants.
Deadline for applications is January 15th of each year for consideration for the coming September.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial support is available in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships; $16,344 master's students; $19,000 doctoral students.
In this age of computers, technology and scientific progress, many jobs require a sophisticated knowledge of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Graduates from our programs have gone on to hold positions at universities, government departments, and in the private sector.
For admission and degree requirements, please see the University Catalogue.
This is a non‐thesis program with the minimum course requirement of 30 cu (10 half courses). This program is intended for those interested in acquiring a diverse knowledge of mathematics, without having to demonstrate the ability of conducting independent research.
This is a thesis‐based program and the normal course requirement for a fully qualified candidate is 15 credit units (5 half courses)
The research for the MSc thesis and the thesis preparation are supervised by the research supervisor. The student is required to submit a thesis showing deep understanding of the subject and containing a worthwhile contribution to knowledge. The candidate must pass an oral examination based on the work in the thesis.
The course requirement in the PhD program is 9 ‐ 18 credit units, depending on the student's academic background. The number of required courses is determined by the student's Advisory Committee.
A student registering in the PhD program must pass a Qualifying Exam within the first 13 months to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one of three possible specialization areas of mathematics and statistics, depending on his/her specialization. A student will be allowed two opportunities to pass the qualifying exams. Failure to pass the qualifying exams on the second attempt will result in the student’s withdrawal from the program. PhD qualifying exams are given in May and again in late August ‐ early September.
After the student has completed all course requirements for the PhD, the student will be required to pass a Comprehensive Exam. The Comprehensive Exam is an oral examination conducted by the Advisory Committee and is intended to ensure the student is prepared to begin work on a proposed area of research.