Mathematics and Statistics

Why Mathematics and Statistics @ Memorial?

Memorial’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the institution’s youngest – half our faculty have been hired since 2005 – and most recognized – 20% of us hold the university's highest rank, University Research Professor. Although the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has offered graduate degrees for many years, the past decade has seen an explosion of interest in these programs, adding invaluable new voices to the Department's community of researchers.

Among the research areas studied by our faculty and graduate students are the following: Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation, Analysis, Combinatorics, Topology, Applied Statistics, Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Models and Modeling / Numerical Optimization, Algebra, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Statistics, and Fluid Mechanics.

Description of programs

  • MAS -The Master of Applied Statistics is a highly structured program incorporating both courses and an applied statistics project. A full-time student normally requires one year to complete the degree requirements. This program accepts new students only in the Fall semester.

  • MSc – The Master of Science is available in Mathematics or Statistics. This program accepts new students only in the Fall semester.
    • The Mathematics program has two options. The research-based program consists of graduate courses and a thesis. A full-time student is expected to complete the degree requirements in two years. The course-based program is an intensive three semester (one-year) program based on graduate courses and a project.
    • The Statistics program consists of graduate courses and a thesis. Full-time students should complete the degree requirements within two years.

  • PhD – The PhD programs in Mathematics and in Statistics consist of graduate courses, a two-part comprehensive examination, and a thesis embodying the results of original research of a high calibre. Students are expected to complete the PhD degree requirements in three to four years. Upon completion of the thesis, a final oral examination and defence of thesis must take place.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Mathematics and Statistics website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MAS – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in Statistics or equivalent with courses in the following areas: statistical inference, experimental design, regression, computational statistics, and survey sampling 
  • MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study

 Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit

Program Information
Degrees Offered:



course, thesis

Duration (Full-time students):

MAS: 1 year
MSc: 1-2 years
PhD: 4 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 31 for Fall admission (all programs)

August 31 for Winter admission (available for PhD only)


MSc: $12,925
PhD: $14,925

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Tuition (NL students):

MAS, MSc: $635-$1,313/semester
PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MAS, MSc: $826-$1,707/semester
PhD: $1,154/semester

Tuition (International students):

MAS, MSc: $1,074-$2,218/semester
PhD: $1,499/semester

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