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Welcome Graduates

Welcome to Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan has one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada. It is located in the City of Saskatoon, which has a population of 234,200. The city offers a scenic riverbank, many parks, a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant cultural community, and a high quality of life. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of about 20,000.

Our Department is an excellent place to do graduate studies. We have an outstanding group of faculty researchers in applied mathematics, mathematics, and statistics, with international reputations in their fields of specialization. Visit our list of our faculty members and their research interests. Research activities of our faculty members and research scientists include strong international collaborations. Graduate students work closely with their supervisors, sharing their time between course work and research. This results in an environment where students can obtain excellent training in their discipline. Many of our graduate students come from abroad and the Department welcomes international student applications. See the “Information for International Students” link in the left menu.

Our Master's programs are designed to prepare students for doctoral research, as well as to provide specialized training applicable to further employment in the Public Sector, Business and Industry. Normally Master's programs are completed in two years; however, after 12 months in the M.Sc. program and successful completion of Qualifying exams a student may be considered for transfer to the Doctoral program.

A Doctoral Degree is essential for anyone wishing to work in academia, and very useful for highly-qualified specialists in Industry and Government. The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree, and doctoral studies are an essential step in the preparation of a research scientist.

Our graduate programs provide broad education through sets of core courses encompassing the basis of modern mathematics, applied mathematics or probability and statistics. Close collaboration with supervisors, involvement in research teams, and active participation in seminars leads to depth of knowledge and development of independent thinking and research skills.
We are pleased to offer adequate financial support to the majority of our Graduate Students. For details, see the “Financial support” tab in the left menu.

General information for prospective graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan can be found on the website of the College of Graduate Studies and Research.
For specific information, feel free to explore the tabs on the current web page, or contact the Graduate Chair or the Graduate Secretary.

Professor Mikelis Bickis, Graduate Committee Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan,
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E6