Combinatorics and Optimization - PhD at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application deadlines

  • 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

Minimum admission requirements

  • A Master's degree in combinatorics and optimization, or in a closely related field, with a minimum 89% average in Master's level coursework.
  • Completion of a master's thesis.
  • It is essential that the application for admission into the PhD program contains evidence of research ability or potential.
  • 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: $7,182.00 tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs