Application Procedure for Graduate Studies in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics 2023

Applications for MATH and STATS for September 2023 are NOW OPEN 
- First Application deadline for full consideration is February 1, 2023
- Final Application deadline is April 30, 2023


  1. Online application for admission. Please make sure that you fill out your name correctly. If you get an admission to McMaster University, we will register you under the name that appears on your application form. Your name should be consistent with your passport, birth certificate, social insurance number etc. unless your personal situation changes.  Make sure you are applying to the correct academic program. 
      Program Description
    MSc Math Thesis Mathematics - MSc (Thesis)
    MSc Math Project Mathematics - MSc (Course Research Project) (Not open to International Students)
    M-Phimac   Master in Financial Mathematics 
    MSc Statistics Thesis  Statistics - MSc (Thesis) 
    MSc Statistics Coursework Statistics - MSc (Coursework - 8 months)
    PhD Math Mathematics - PhD
    PhD Stats Statistics - PhD
  2. We require two confidential letters of recommendation from instructors most familiar with your academic work. Please note that McMaster University uses the Electronic Referencing System. By entering the email address of your referee through the online application, the system will automatically send an e-Reference request on your behalf. If for some reason you are unable to use the Electronic Referencing System, you can download the reference form here (PDF).
  3. Transcripts - upload your transcript(s) to your online application - we will only review applications that have transcripts attached to them. Students who accept an offer will need to provide official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution (or a certified/notarized copy of it). If the final transcript does not show that a completed degree has been conferred, an official/notarized copy of your diploma is also required.
  4. Statement of interest - upload to your online application. A one page summary describing the area of Mathematics & Statistics that you wish to study.  This statement helps faculty members identify prospective graduate students for their program.
  5. TOEFL score - if English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score. For TOEFL a minimum score of 92 (iBT) 580 (paper), or 237 (computer test) is required. For IELTS a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in each section of the Academic test.
  6. International students - please see further information on requirements. Admission of international students is extremely competitive.  Successful applicants will have a first class degree, or 85% average,  reference letters presenting evidence of strong research potential, and they will have contacted a faculty member willing to supervise them if they are admitted. 
  7. Your non-refundable $110 application fee must be paid by credit or debit card.
  8. For full consideration applications must be submitted with all documentation attached by February 1, 2023.  Applications received after February 1, 2023 will ony be considered if space remains in the program. Applications will close April 30, 2023

Due to the volume of applications we do not respond to emails regarding the status of applications.
It is your responsibility to check the status of your on-line application. 

Any required documents should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4K1 Canada

For questions related to the application procedure, please contact our Graduate Team

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