Study with us
The Department of Mathematics offers an immersive research environment, with opportunities to collaborate with others at all academic stages, from undergraduate to post-graduate.
Our department is home to active student groups and teams that provide opportunities for math outreach, competitions and activities, allowing students to enhance their experience beyond their academics.
Participate in a broad spectrum of research
Our research areas include algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, approximation theory, combinatorics, complex analysis, computer algebra, foundations, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, mathematical biology, matrix theory and computations, number theory, numerical analysis, operator theory, operator algebras and partial differential equations.
Learn more about our opportunities in research.
Benefit from a strong future in mathematics
Where will the next generation of math take us? Our capacity for flight and mechanized travel, the complexity of medicine, and all our digital technologies are just the top-of-mind examples of our reliance today on applied math. Math truly has a limitless future!
Member of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)
The University of Manitoba has joined PIMS as a full member. The international consortium is dedicated to enhancing mathematics education for K-12 students through activities like workshops and math camp. This focus can strengthen the mathematical background and add confidence to incoming students at the university.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Science offer thesis and coursework routes leading to a Master of Science in Mathematics.
Expected duration: 16 months to two years
Tuition and fees: One-year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years. (Refer to Graduate tuition and fees.)
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must complete the following requirements depending on their program of study.
Students in the thesis-based program must complete:
- 15 hours of coursework, with at least nine credit hours at the 7000-level
- Six credit hours of coursework in an area different than their chosen area of specialization
- A thesis
- Every MSc student must make one 50-minute presentation in any of the seminar series approved by the Department
Students in the course-based program must:
- Complete 24 hours of coursework at the 3000/7000/8000-level, with a maximum of six hours at the 3000 level
- Complete six credit hours of coursework in an area different than their chosen area of specialization
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all courses
- Make one 50-minute presentation in any of the seminar series approved by the Department
- Complete a final project
Expected duration: 1 year
Tuition and fees: The Pre-Master's program is composed of undergraduate courses and students are charged per course fees. (Refer to Graduate tuition and fees.)
Students with undergraduate course deficiencies may be admitted to the Pre-master’s program to complete the background requirements.
Course requirements are set by the Graduate Associate Head to address an individual’s academic deficiencies and gain eligibility to apply to the master’s program.
Sample course offerings
Here are some examples of the courses offered for this program:
- MATH 7260: Abstract Measure Theory
- MATH 7330: Fundamentals of Approximation Theory
- MATH 7380: Mathematical Biology
- MATH 7470: Rings and Modules
- MATH 8010: Advanced Matrix Complications
- MATH 8110: Applied Finite Element Analysis
- MATH 8140: Advanced Numerical Analysis of Differential and Integral Equations
For a full list of courses and descriptions of each, please visit the Academic Calendar.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Mathematics (MSc) program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
To be considered for admission to the Mathematics (MSc) program, you must have:
- A BSc in Mathematics (Honours or 4-year Major) or a degree with an equivalent mathematical background.
In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
How to apply
The Mathematics (MSc) program accepts applications for Fall and Winter entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:
- $100 application fee (non-refundable)
- Unofficial copies of transcripts and degree certificates
- Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
- Essay or math questions (answered on application)
- Proof of English language proficiency, if required
Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.
Choose a supervisor before you apply
Mathematics MSc and PhD programs are research-intensive and because of this, applicants are required to select one of our faculty members to be their supervisor and preside over an applicant’s program before they are accepted for admission. See Applying for graduate studies for full details.