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Mathematics (MSc, PhD)

Part of the Faculty of Science

Shivani Sharma formulating a mathematical equation on a whiteboard

Program Overview

Format: Full-time

Degree Earned: Master of Science or PhD

This program welcomes motivated students seeking to acquire mathematical skills to advance their academic or industry career goals. MSc students produce high-quality work in the form of a thesis or major research paper, and learn how to write technical and scientific reports and communicate complex results to a general audience.

Grounded in applied research, the new, tight-knit PhD program combines various mathematical modelling aspects of biomathematics, discrete mathematics and financial mathematics to prepare highly skilled research scientists for careers in academia and industry.

Both the master's and doctoral degree's are grounded in three main research groups:

  • Financial mathematics
  • Biomathematics and fluids
  • Discrete mathematics and networks
Graduate student writing a mathematical formula on chalkboard

At a Glance

Applied Mathematics MSc

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree of science in mathematics or related fields involving adequate mathematical course work from an accredited institution
  • Minimum GPA or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last 2 years of study (3.33/4.33 GPA (B+) strongly recommended)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

Mathematical Modelling and Methods PhD

  • Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited institution in mathematics or related field
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé/CV
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirement

More information on admission requirements. Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program. 

Program-specific requirements

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

See application dates.

For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.

  • Biomathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Complex Networks
  • Computer Security
  • Cryptography
  • Data Mining
  • Differential Equations and Operator Theory
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Foundations of Statistical Mechanics
  • Graph Theory
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Testing

Mathematics (MSc, PhD) graduate program calendar

  • Advanced Numerical Analysis
  • Analysis and Probability
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Principles and Techniques in Applied Mathematics

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Konstantinos Georgiou
Graduate Program Director
BA, MSc, PhD
Research areas: convex & combinatorial optimization, approximation algorithms, distributed algorithms, game theory
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 557400

Teresa Lee
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 554867

Student Profiles

Shengzhong Chen, MSc student

From the financial mathematics research group, Chen is a recipient of the prestigious NSERC CGS-M, and is also a holder of the Geoff Boyes award.

Erin Meger, PhD student and MSc alumna

From the discrete mathematics and networks research group, Meger is recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and YSGPS Graduate Student Leadership Award

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Mathematics (MSc, PhD).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Toronto Metropolitan University, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.


As an urban innovation university, Toronto Metropolitan University offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.