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    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

Program details

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: Program fees are assessed in the first two terms of study, followed by a continuing fee in the third and any subsequent terms. (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.

Thesis-based program

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

Course-based program

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 Computations
  • 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.

Admission requirements

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
  • CV/resumé
  • 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.

Application deadlines

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1

Pre-master's applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1 (International applicants)
Fall (September) June 1 (Canadian and US applicants)
Winter (January) July 1 (International applicants)
Winter (January) October 1 (Canadian and US applicants)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada 

Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Department of Mathematics
131, St. Paul's College, 70 Dysart Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2M6 Canada
Phone: 204-474-8703
Fax: 204-474-7611