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Pure Mathematics - MMath at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School Pure Mathematics
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics
Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Winter (January - April)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

January 1 (for admission in September)

January 1 (for admission in January of the following year)

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 12 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time
Study option(s) Master's Research Paper
Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration

Algebra and Logic


Geometry and Topology

Number Theory

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics with at least a 78% standing


Application material

  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)
  • References
    • Three references are required, 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)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?

This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually. Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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