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Master's in Mathematics

There are 3 Master's in Mathematics (MSc) options:

The Actuarial Science option is a program devoted to actuarial mathematics. It offers a grounding in research for students planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level, in addition to preparing students for careers as mathematicians or actuaries.

The Pure Mathematics option offers further training in fundamental mathematics and an introduction to research. It prepares students to continue to the doctoral level or for a career in college-level teaching or as a mathematician.

The Applied Mathematics option builds on knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level. It also offers an introduction to research for students planning to continue to the doctoral level, in this discipline or in such related applied fields as engineering, physics, computer science and economics. This option can also lead to careers in college-level teaching or as mathematicians.

Students who have completed the second term of their Master's degree as well as all of the required courses in their program of study could pass to the PhD program without having to write a Masters thesis.

  • Fall and winter admission
  • Limited enrolment
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time and part-time
  • Credits:
    • With thesis: 45, including 29 for research and writing
    • Without thesis: 45, including 21 for an internship
  • An undergraduate average of at least 3.0 out of 4.3 is required for admission to the program
  • Option of switching to a doctorate after 1 year




Questions about this program?

Robert Gwyn Owens (Responsable du programme) : Tél. : 514 343-2315

Marie Lyne Martel (TGDE) : Tel.: 514 343-6686

Prospective students

Program structure (french)

Practical study guide (french)


Financial support

International students and exchange programs

Fast track transfer to doctorate


The + of studying mathematics at the Université de Montréal!

  • Our faculty includes 3 Canada Research Chairs in the fields of number theory, differential geometry and topology, and geometry and spectral theory, as well as prominent figures in other, more applied fields such as mathematical physics, optimization and fluid mechanics.
  • An especially rich scientific milieu thanks to the presence in the same building of the Centre de recherches mathématiques, an international hub that organizes theme years, offers a lecture series and hosts a wide variety of visitors and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Financial support may be available from the Department, the Université de Montréal or various federal and provincial organizations (NSERC, FQRNT, etc.).
  • An exciting research setting with more than one hundred experienced researchers.
  • Access to a variety of specialized software, including Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple, Sage, GNU Octave, Maxima, and more.
  • The Université de Montréal occupies the 32nd world rank in statistics and operational research in the 2019 rankings of QS.