Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6

Mathematics and Statistics

Program Information
Faculty: Research and Graduate Studies
Degree: Master; Co-op
Field of Study: Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Description This program offers an exciting opportunity for students to earn a Master's degree while gaining experience working and researching in industry. Students will take courses that will both prepare them for a work internship and help them write a M.Sc. thesis. Students may also spend up to eight months at a work internship gaining valuable experience in industry. They will then return to Acadia to complete a thesis, usually to be based on the research they completed during their internship. What makes this program so exciting for prospective students is the wide range of research that faculty at Acadia pursue. In our department, you can pursue research into a game of cops and robbers, unbreakable codes, tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy, fractal images, improving medicines, job scheduling, statistical learning and big data, and an optical computer. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics & Statistics students complete 1 four-month work term (with an optional second). Students enrol in Co-op in September of their 1st year of study. All Co-op students attend workshops and receive one-on-one coaching in job preparation skills such as resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, business ethics, and more. Each Co-op work term is a non-credit course, with applicable tuition fees, that is recognized on the student's transcript of marks.
Website: Mathematics and Statistics at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]

International Math and Stats applicants MAY be required to submit GREs. If you are required to submit the GREs, the dept will notify you when your application is under review.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
All applicants must submit a brief statement of possible research interests and indicate whether they will be seeking an internship. One official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended and two reference letters are required. For all international applicants, a copy of passport (only page 1 and 2) is also required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 13, 2016