Future students

Are you interested in pursuing your MMath or PhD with us? Our graduate students are provided with excellent financial support through a combination of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and internal scholarships and awards. The cost of living in Waterloo is quite reasonable. Please take a look at the information on our application procedure.  Domestic applicants (Canadian and Permanent Resident) are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships

Still have questions after reviewing our FAQ? Contact us at pmgradinfo@uwaterloo.ca!

Career prospects

Each program is tailored to the needs and interests of the individual students. Many of our graduates become university mathematics professors. Some study advanced mathematics as a foundation for more applied studies. Other common careers for our graduates are in the computer industry, teaching at the high school or college level, or in business, particularly the financial industry. There is no shortage of intellectually rewarding jobs for Pure Mathematics graduates.

Research interests

With over 80 faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the department, there is a huge level of research activity covering a wide range of topics in pure mathematics. Our web site also contains information on current research interests. Additional information can be found on individual faculty members' web sites. There are regular departmental seminars in analysis, geometry and topology, number theory, algebra, logic and universal algebra, as well as a colloquia series in which we invite highly regarded mathematicians to speak about their work to a general mathematical audience. The graduate students also run a popular graduate student colloquium in which graduate students present their work to other students.

The department has a cooperative, collegial atmosphere and graduate students are encouraged to interact fully in department life.