Pure Mathematics - MMath at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application and document submission deadline

  • January 1 (for admission in September)
  • Contact department for admission in January

Graduate research fields

  • Algebra and Logic
  • Analysis
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Number Theory

Study options

Note: Students will be admitted into the Master's Research Paper option first and may be considered for transfer into the Thesis option after completing the first term.

  • Thesis
  • Master's Research Paper

Minimum admission requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics with at least a 78% standing.
  • Three references, at least two academic
  • 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

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs