Program list & descriptions

Mathematics and Statistics ( Doctorate )

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics emphasizes the following areas: applied mathematics; mathematical physics; differential equations; climate modelling; geophysical fluid dynamics; mathematical biology; combinatorics and graph theory; number theory, operator algebras; operator theory; functional analysis; dynamical systems; topology; and statistics. The department also offers opportunities to study mathematics education, possibly as an interdisciplinary program and graduate co-operative education, which integrates periods of full-time employment with the academic program.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
MA, MSc Normally master’s degree in mathematics or statistics; evidence of research potential

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September May 31 December 15
January October 31 December 15 (13 months prior)


Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Systems Administrator Kelly Choo 250-472-4927 DTB A420
General Office Taylore Costello 250-721-7437 DTB A425
Graduate Secretary Amy Almeida 250-721-7468 DTB A425
FAX 250-721-8962
Chair Rod Edwards 250-721-7435 DTB A425a
Assistant to Chair Elaine Cumming 250-721-7436 DTB A425
Administrative Officer Carol Anne Sargent 250-721-7459 DTB A436

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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