Applying and admission requirements

Calendar on January 15thApplication deadlines

The application deadline is January 15th each year for both Canadian and International students, for September admission. Admission for a January or May start is possible in exceptional circumstances.


clip board clip art imageAdmission requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the Master's in Computational Mathematics program normally include:

  • A 4-year Honours Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, with specialization in some area of the mathematical, statistical and computer sciences. Note: graduates of other quantitative and mathematically oriented programs are also encouraged to apply; this includes, but is not restricted to, graduates of commerce, economics, engineering, finance, and any of the physical sciences.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 78% (in Canada), or its equivalent, is required for undergraduate work.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) examination results, if necessary.  To determine if you are exempt from this ELP requirement, and to view the required ELP scores, please visit Admission and English language proficiency requirements.

two pages clip art imageGather your supporting documents

The following documents are required for all applications to the Computational Mathematics Master's program:

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended
  • Three letters of reference, normally from academic sources
  • Supplementary Information Form (completed online in Quest)
  • Resume
  • ELP test scores (if applicable)

hand shaking clip art imageConnect with a potential supervisor

Applicants should identify research areas and affiliated faculty members that they would like to work with, and indicate this on their application. Contacting faculty member(s) and establishing a connection can significantly increase chances of admission.


Please note: Currently, we are not accepting new students into the coursework stream of the Master's program.