Welcome Graduates

Welcome to Graduate Studies in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan!

The University of Saskatchewan is a research-intensive institution of higher education located in the city of Saskatoon, which is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan.  The University is situated on a beautiful limestone campus along the South Saskatchewan riverbank. The University offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to over 25,000 students from around the world.

Our Department is an excellent place to pursue graduate studies in the mathematical sciences. We are proud to have an outstanding group of internationally-renowned faculty researchers in the specializations of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, and Statistics. Please consult our list of our faculty members and their research interests. The research activities of our faculty members and research scientists include strong international collaborations.  Many of our faculty members also engage in interdisciplinary research.

Graduate students in our Department have access to high-quality taught courses that prepare them for research in their subjects of specialization.  Our graduate students tend to work closely with their supervisors on research activities and thesis work.  This partnership results in an environment where students successfully acquire highly sought-after skills within their discipline.

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.  Our MSc programs is typically completed in two years.  However, after 12 months in the MSc program and successful completion of the Qualifying Examination, a student may be considered for transfer to the Doctoral program.

A Doctoral degree is essential for anyone wishing to work in academia and is a valuable credential for highly-qualified specialists in industry and government. The PhD is a research degree that is normally completed in four to five years.

We are pleased to offer adequate financial support to the majority of our Graduate Students. Many of our graduate students are international students and the Department welcomes international applications.

Through regular colloquia, seminars, and research visits by experts in each of the four specializations above, the Department maintains a lively and stimulating research environment.  We encourage graduate students to attend a variety of talks and seminars that not necessarily related to their specialization.  We also run a Graduate Student Seminar in which students share their work and receive feedback from one another and supervisors.  The Math & Stats Graduate Student Society organizes mathematical and social activities for our graduate students on a regular basis.

The City of Saskatoon offers a scenic riverbank, many parks, a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant cultural community, and a high quality of life.  A diverse city of just over 270,000 people, Saskatoon is a fantastic place to live while pursuing your graduate degree.

General information for prospective graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan can be found on the website of the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

For specific information, feel free to explore the tabs on the current web page, or contact the Graduate Administrator.


Dr. Steven Rayan, Graduate Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan

All graduate application inquiries MUST be sent to math.grad@usask.ca. If you send your request directly to the Graduate Chair, your request will be forwarded to math.grad@usask.ca and will be replied to from math.grad@usask.ca.

Emails sent to math.grad@usask.ca are handled as soon as possible in the order they are received. 

Kyla Denton, Graduate Administrator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan