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About the Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS) offers a wide selection of specialized, bidisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs, at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

When it comes to specialized programs, the UdeM is the only Canadian French-language university with a co-op program in actuarial science. It is also the only Montréal institution with a statistics stream accredited by the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC).

The DMS uses the very latest software in its laboratories, to teach:

  • pure and applied mathematics
  • actuarial science
  • statistics
  • financial mathematics
  • mathematical finance
  • operational research
  • financial engineering
  • demographics
  • physics

The Department provides flexible courses that introduce students to a wider variety of fields, from ecology to genetics, economics and climatology.

Research also holds a key place in the Department. Its close contacts with the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) make the DMS an internationally renowned research hub.

The Department has many active, dedicated researchers specializing in different fields of mathematics, actuarial science and statistics. In fact, the Université de Montréal has the largest number of statisticians in a single university department in Quebec.

In addition to its affiliated researchers, the Department can count on a high-quality faculty. Many of its professors have received numerous distinctions over the years saluting their excellence, including a prestigious Killam Research Fellowship and membership in the Royal Society of Canada.

According to the firm QS, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics ranks among the world’s best. It places 42nd in statistics and operations research while joining the top 100 in the world in both mathematics, and accountability and finance.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is:

  • 1 35 full-time professors and researchers
  • 2Over 500 undergraduate students and some 100 graduate students
  • 310 laboratories affiliated with the CRM, housing more than 200 researchers
  • 4Over 100 courses annually at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels
  • 5Upwards of 125 graduates every year