PhD Program

Students admitted into the PhD program are required to complete a minimum of four graduate courses, including at most:

  • one seminar course, totaling 6 units
  • MATH or STAT 693 (Candidacy Examination) worth 3 units
  • a dissertation of original, publishable research worth at most 21 units.

If you enter the program without a master's degree, you must complete a minimum of eight graduate courses, including at most:

  • one seminar course, totalling 12 units
  • MATH or STAT 693 (Candidacy Examination) worth 3 units
  • a dissertation of original, publishable research worth at most 30 units.

Candidacy examination

All students are required to pass a candidacy examination consisting of three parts, in distinct areas, within their first two years of study. You must register for MATH or STAT 693 (Candidacy Examination) in the terms in which you are preparing or sitting the candidacy examinations.

You may be required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of either French, German or Russian.

Learn about admission requirements and deadlines.