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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

For the PhD in Mathematics, see Mathematical and Statistical Modelling Program Requirements.

Graduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University are administered under the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies as described in the current Graduate Academic Calendar. The information here is supplemental and a reflection of the academic calendar.


The Master of Science in Mathematics offers students a unique blend of pure and applied mathematics. Students learn and gain research experience in mathematics from both theoretical and practical points of view. The core subject matter includes:

  • Pure mathematics
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Applied mathematics
  • Statistics and data analytics

The MSc Program is offered in three options: Thesis, Project and Coursework. Students normally begin the program in September, or, with permission of the department, in January.


Program Length

The information below is as it pertains to students registered in full-time in the MSc Program. The MSc Program may be completed through full-time or part-time studies. Please see the Graduate Academic Calendar for more information about part-time studies.

Program Requirements

To count a course or the Seminar toward the MSc, a student must obtain a grade of at least B-

Field of Concentration

A maximum of one optional field of concentration is permitted as part of the MSc in Mathematics degree.

Depending on your program option - Thesis, Project, or Coursework, you are required to take a number of courses from the lists below. Refer to the Program Requirements section above.

Students should discuss their course selection and concentration in consultation with their supervisor, Graduate Coordinator or designate.