School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Head
Mingo, J.A.

Associate Head
Dimitrov, I.

Graduate Coordinator
Yuksel, S.

Professor
Alajaji, F., Bogoyavlenskij, O.I., Day, T.1, Kani, E., Levit, B.2, Lewis, A.D., Linder, T.1, Mingo, J.A., Murty, M.R5, Roth, M., Smith, G.G., Taylor, P.D.3, Thomson, D.J.1, Yui, N.

Associate Professor
Dimitrov, I., Jiang, W., Lin, C.D.,  Mansouri, A.-R., Offin, D.C.1, Takahara, G.K.,Yuksel, S.

Assistant Professor
Barthelmé, T., Cellarosi, F., Gharesifard, B.4

Cross-Appointed Faculty
Akl, S., Blohm, G., Blostein, S., Chen, B., Green, M.F., Guay, M., McIsaac, M.,  McLellan, P.J., Peng, P., Tardif, C.6, Tu, D., Wehlau, D.L.6

1 - On Leave July 2017-June 2018
2 - On Leave January-June 2018
3 - On Leave July -December 2017
4 - On Leave September-December 2017
5 - Queen's Research Chair
6 - Royal Military College


Facilities

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is located in its own building, Jeffery Hall, and this building also houses most of the facilities associated with the department. A large number of networked public computers and workstations are located in Jeffery Hall and provide students and staff with ready access to standard computing software and to the Internet.

Financial Assistance

Graduate students are normally supported by teaching and research assistantships and various scholarships and grants. A student receiving a major scholarship (such as an Ontario Graduate Scholarship or a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship) will normally be awarded additional support and also offered a teaching assistantship.

Areas of Research

The faculty research areas can be divided into five broad fields: Algebra and Number Theory; Analysis, Geometry, and Topology; Applied Mathematics; Mathematics and Engineering; and Probability and Statistics. A detailed summary of the current research interests of our faculty is available on our website http://www.mast.queensu.ca/grad.html.

Degree Programs

Applicants are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and must fulfill departmental requirements.

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Pattern I

The program consists of four half courses approved by the department and a Master's thesis. At least one of the courses must be taken from the department's core graduate course offerings. This program normally takes up to two years to complete.

Pattern II (Mathematics)

The program consists of seven half courses approved by the department and a research project. One of the courses must be MATH 800 and at least two courses must be selected from the department's core graduate course offerings. This program normally takes 12 months to complete.

Pattern II (Statistics)

The program consists of seven half courses approved by the department and a research project. At least one course must be selected from the department's core graduate course offerings. This program normally takes 12 months to complete.

Qualified students may also apply to complete this program with a specialization in Biostatistics. See the details of the Collaborative M.Sc. Program in Biostatistics in this calendar.

For complete details on all masters degree programs offered by the department consult our Graduate Programmes and Guidelines.

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.)

This program is directed towards engineers with a strong interest in mathematics. The program consists of a minimum of four one-term courses approved by the department and a Master's thesis. At least one course must be taken from the department's core graduate course offerings. This program normally takes up to two years to complete.

Doctor of Philosophy

Applicants are accepted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

The program involves three stages: preparation for research (course requirements and qualifying examination), certification that the preparation is adequate (thesis prospectus examination) and thesis research.

Course Requirements

The student, in consultation with the supervisor, must propose a selection of courses which ensures exposure to multiple branches of mathematics and/or statistics and which provides the student with a depth of knowledge commensurate with a Ph.D. holder in mathematics or statistics. This proposal will consist of a minimum of nine one term graduate courses and may include courses taken during a Master’s program at Queen’s or elsewhere. The specific courses and number of courses a student will be required to take during their doctoral studies will depend on their field of study and their background preparation to date.

Qualifying Examination

This written examination will assess the student’s knowledge of their broad research area and also core areas of mathematics and/or statistics related to that area.

Thesis Prospectus Examination

This oral examination, based on a research proposal written by the candidate, will evaluate both the feasibility of the student’s proposed research and the competence of the student to carry out that research.

For complete details on all requirements for the doctoral degree consult our Graduate Programmes and Guidelines.