Combinatorics and Optimization - MMath at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)
  • Winter and Spring admission - contact department

Graduate research fields

  • Algebraic Combinatorics
  • Continuous Optimization
  • Cryptography
  • Discrete Optimization
  • Graph Theory
  • Quantum Computing

Study options

  • Thesis
  • Master's Research Paper

Minimum admission requirements

  • A four-year Honours Bachelor degree or its equivalent in mathematics or in a closely related field with a 78% overall average or its equivalent for undergraduate work.
  • Applicants from foreign countries must normally take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Test and Subject Tests.
  • Three references, normally from academic sources
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $491.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • International students, full-time: $7,254.00 tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs