School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Mathematics & Statistics



"There's so much to point out about the overall experience at Queen's, but if I had to pick the most profound it would be the intimate community of graduate students that makes this place. Its relatively small size makes it easy to share your ideas, learn from your peers, and get involved, which has mattered so much for me as an international student. It's been a good time."

Philipp Mascher, M.Sc., 2015

Program Contact

Jennifer Read
Graduate Assistant
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Queen's University
Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6

Phone: 613.533.2405


Program Overview

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is home to an outstanding group of faculty researchers with international reputations in their fields of specialization. These represent a wide variety of areas including pure mathematics (algebra, algebraic geometry, analysis, dynamical systems, number theory and probability theory), mathematical physics, mathematics applied to engineering (control theory, information and communication theory), mathematical biology, and both theoretical and applied statistics.The research environment is further enhanced by a very active group of graduate students from across Canada and abroad.


The Department has strong collaborative ties between its Mathematics and Engineering faculty and members of other departments within the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science especially in the areas of communications and control theory. Another interdisciplinary collaboration centers on biostatistics and involves cross-appointed researchers at the Clinical Trials Group in the Faculty of Health Sciences and our own statisticians. Our research program is also enriched by the proximity of Kingston’s Royal Military College in Kingston

Career paths – employment opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Biostatistician
  • Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
Degrees Offered/Method of Completion

Degrees Offered

M.Sc. Pattern I - 18-24 months

M.Sc. Pattern II- 12 months

M.A.Sc.: 18-24 months

Ph.D.: 4 years

Method of Completion

M.Sc. Pattern I & M.A.Sc.: Course work and a research thesis

M.Sc. Pattern II.: Course work and research project

Ph.D.: Course work, qualifying exams, thesis prospectus exam and research thesis

Fields of study and Supervisors
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Analysis, Geometry and Topology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics & Engineering
  • Probability and Statistics

All applicants are encouraged to review the research interests of our faculty members.  See our website for a list of our faculty and their areas of specialization.

Funding, Academic Prerequisites & Deadline

Funding Information

M.Sc, & M.A.Sc.: Up to $24,500 per year

Ph.D.: $26,500 minimum per year.  

The funding package can consist of  teaching assistantships or fellowships, research fellowships, internal and external awards and/or scholarships.  We encourage all eligible students to apply for external scholarships such as NSERC or OGS.  Entering graduate students who are awarded federal government tri-council awards automatically receive a top-up of $5000 (MSc)/$10000 (PhD) from Queen’s in the first year of their program.

International students are normally awarded additional funding to help offset the higher tuition fee they must pay..

Academic Prerequisites

Master’s programs: Bachelor’s degree (Honours preferred) with a minimum B+ standing.

Doctoral program: Master’s degree with a minimum B+ standing, demonstrated research potential and clear interests.

Test Requirements

Those applicants whose native languages do not include English may be required to obtain a satisfactory standing in an English Language Proficiency Test as part of the application process.

We do not require GRE scores.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: There is no deadline to apply for admission, but applicants  are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible and by January 15th in order to receive full funding consideration.

Learning Outcomes

Grad Maps

View the Grad Maps for this department and all graduate degrees on the Career Services website


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