Mathematics & Statistics

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

York offers an MA, an MSc and a PhD in Mathematics & Statistics. In addition, we have a part-time MA program in Mathematics for Teachers, open to teachers interested in upgrading their mathematical skills and experience.

Our programs are dedicated to the exploration and development of new ideas in mathematics and statistics, and to fostering an understanding, appreciation and utility of those ideas.

Mathematics & Statistics (PhD)

Our researchers provide a tailored program for students completing their doctorates. Applicants choose to work with a supervisor in an area of pure math, applied math or statistics.

Mathematics & Statistics (MA)

Our one-year MA program consists of a set of core courses based on an area of specialization in pure math, applied math, probability, statistics or applied statistics. Students also complete additional elective courses, as well as a survey paper and courses or a thesis.

Applied & Industrial Mathematics (MSc)

Industrial and applied mathematics play an essential role in the development of new and innovative technologies. York’s dynamic program will train students to apply their skills to the solution of real-life problems in industry, finance, disease modelling, research laboratories and universities.

The degree has been designed as a two-year program, with students taking a set of core courses as well as participating in a practicum. In the practicum, students will model physical problems that involve interpretations of experimental data, the mathematical formulation of problems, analyses of these mathematical problems and interpretations of the results.

The program will culminate in a thesis.

Mathematics for Teachers (MA)

In existence since 1975, this program focuses on giving students an overview of various mathematical fields and discussing mathematical issues of relevance to teachers. It will thus provide teachers with a broader perspective on school mathematics.

Note that this program does not prepare students for study at the PhD level.

Courses in the program will be scheduled in the evenings, usually with a three-hour session once a week for a course in the Fall-Winter term, and two three-hour sessions per course in the Summer term. 

Also Consider:

MA

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Thesis AND
  • Survey paper OR
  • Course work only
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 3 term(s)
  • Part-time - 6 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    PhD

    3

    MA

    2

    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    MA (Mathematics for Teachers)

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work only
    Average Program Length
  • Part-time - 9 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    April 12, 2017 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    PhD

    3

    MA

    2

    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    MSc (Applied & Industrial)

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Thesis
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 6 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    PhD

    3

    MA

    2

    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Comprehensive examination(s) AND
    • Dissertation
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 12 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    PhD

    3

    MA

    2

    What You Need to Apply
    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3