The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a PhD program 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.

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.

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Capital Advantage

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

Fields of Specialization

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Pure Mathematics

Faculty Research Highlights

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

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms: ,

Fall Application Deadline: February 1, January 31 for Biostatistics

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Contact: Graduate Director – Colin Ingalls email:

Experiential Learning: Internships

Pathway Options: Thesis

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