Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a specialization in Mathematics (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)




¿Qué aprenderé?

Students entering the program with no MSc or with an MSc from this Department must complete a minimum of ?32 in coursework, including a ?2 colloquium requirement, and a thesis. Courses taken during the MSc in this department may be included in this total.

Students entering the program with an MSc from outside the Department must complete a minimum of ?20 in coursework, including a ?2 colloquium requirement, and a thesis.

Core Courses (?12):

Core courses must be completed in the Entrance Year of the doctoral program

At least one of:

MATH 581

MATH 582

At least one of

MATH 516

MATH 542

At least two of the following if required:

MATH 506

MATH 521

MATH 530

MATH 524

MATH 527

Optional courses:

All coursework must be chosen in consultation with the supervisor

Graduate courses offered by the School of Business may be used as deemed appropriate

All coursework to be counted towards the program requirements must be approved by the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies).

Additional coursework may be required.

Graduate Colloquium (?2):

Students must complete two terms of MATH 601 and give a presentation in the Graduate Colloquium, unless this requirement was fulfilled as an MSc student in the Department.


Registration in 900-level THES. The principal requirement for the PhD is a substantial contribution to knowledge, embodied in a thesis.

Candidacy Exam:

It is strongly recommended that students take their candidacy exam before the end of their second year in the PhD program. All course requirements should have been met prior to the candidacy exam.

Entrance Year Academic Standing Requirement:

By the end of the second term in the program, PhD students must have passed four core courses with a minimum GPA of 3.6. Core courses taken as an undergraduate or MSc student are included in this calculation.

Failure to meet the required GPA may result in a recommendation by the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies) to FGSR that the student be placed on academic probation or required to withdraw.

Residence Requirement:

To satisfy the residence requirement for the PhD, students must spend at least two years in full-time study.

For part-time students, residence requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Length of Program:

The program is designed to be completed within four years.

The maximum time to complete the PhD program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (4 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$8.874,00 (US$ 6.584) por año
Given fees may be subject to change in future

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2024


University of Alberta

North Campus,

116 Street and 85 Avenue,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2R3, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants are normally required to have completed a master’s degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Total score of 90 with a score of at least 21 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based) or equivalent; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5, with at least 5.5 on each test band; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall 70 with at least 60 on each subtest; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - 61 with a minimum band score of 60.

Para estudiantes internacionales

The Department's minimum admission requirements are an MSc degree in mathematical, physical, or statistical sciences, with an admission GPA of at least 3.3 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution.

English Language Proficiency:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (Internet-based) with a minimum score of 22 in each individual skill area, or equivalent;
  • a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 on each band;
  • a minimum PTE overall score of 68 with a minimum of 60 in each category

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