Combinatorics and Optimization - PhD at Waterloo

At a glance:

Research areas

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

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 $470.90 incidental fees per term (as of fall 2019)
  • International students, full-time: $6,972.00 tuition and $682.90 incidental fees per term (as of fall 2019)
  • Study and living costs

Application deadlines

  • February 1, 2020 (for admission in September 2020)
  • Winter and Spring admission - contact department