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University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.6299
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Master's (MSc) Thesis-based

The MSc (Thesis-based) is a full-time degree with an expected completion time of two years, typically requiring a Bachelor's degree in the same or a closely related discipline.

There is a residency requirement of at least two 4-month terms of full-time study at the University of Calgary.

Completion Time

The expected completion time is 2 years. Maximum allowed is 4 years.

Course Load

All students take course work to the equivalent of an Honours Bachelor's degree plus at least 5 half-course equivalents or 4 half-course equivalents if completing program in one year (not counting the seminar course) at the graduate level.

Performance Level: Should maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 calculated on a 4-point scale at the end of each registration year and attain at least a B- on each course taken for credit.

Advanced Credit

If you wish to apply for advanced credit, you MUST request it at the time of application. Advanced credit may be granted for graduate level courses with a B grade or higher within the past 5 years from a recognized institution that are not part of another degree. Advanced credit is not to exceed 1/3 of your graduate program.

Required Courses

Course requirements are taken from the following lists of courses:

  • List A: Mathematics 601, 603, 605, 607 (Syllabi)
  • List B: Mathematics 617, 621, 625, 627, 631, 641, 661, 681, 685, Statistics 701 (Syllabi)
  • List C: Statistics 701, 703, 721, 723 (Syllabi)

All students must take course work to the equivalent of an Honours Bachelor’s degree plus at least  five half-course equivalents, or four half-course equivalents if completing program in one year at the graduate level. In addition:

a) Mathematics students must include two courses from List A. All first year graduate students must take MATH 600 (seminar course, which is on top of the course load).  Students might be asked to take the seminar course more than once.

b) Statistics students must include three courses from List C.  All first year graduate students must take STAT 600 (seminar course, which is on top of the course load).  Students might be asked to take the seminar course more than once.

Thesis

You must write a thesis on a topic to be agreed to between you and your supervisor.

Required Examinations

  • After completion of the thesis, students must pass a thesis oral examination.
  • Oral examination must be scheduled at least 4 weeks prior to date of oral exam.
  • Examiners must have a copy of the thesis at least 3 weeks prior to the date of oral exam.

Please refer to Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar for further details.