Mathematics and Statistics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers an MSc that focuses on diverse areas including statistics, probability, discrete mathematics, applied mathematics, algebra and analysis, cryptography research for government, networks, coding theory and fluid dynamics. There is also a specialized program in Biostatistics, in conjunction with the University of Ottawa, as well as concentrations in both Mathematics and Statistics.

The School is a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Mathematics and Statistics (OCIMS), which offers one of the largest graduate programs in mathematics and statistics in Canada. Students can take courses and access research resources at both Carleton and the University of Ottawa. Learn more about Ottawa-Carleton Joint Institutes.

A collaborative specialization in Bioinformatics is also available.

Read this story about how a degree from Carleton’s School of Mathematics and Statistics can lead to great job.

Capital Advantage

Our students enjoy the unique advantage of studying in the nation’s capital, providing easy access to internship opportunities in government departments and private industry. Many career opportunities are just down the road.

Fields of Specialization

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biostatistics (fall-only applications)
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Pure Mathematics


  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Faculty Research Highlights

Learn more about the research within the School of Mathematics and Statistics on their website.

Contact Information

Acting Graduate Director: Professor Steven Wang