MScAC Program (Applied Mathematics Concentration)
Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Computer Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a related area such as applied mathematics, computational mathematics, computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics, or any discipline where there is a significant mathematical component. The completed bachelor's degree must include coursework in advanced and multivariate calculus (preferably analysis), linear algebra, and probability. In addition, there should be some depth in at least two of the following six areas:

analysis (for example, measure and integration, harmonic analysis, functional analysis);

discrete math (for example, algebra, combinatorics, graph theory);

foundations (for example, complexity theory, set theory, logic, model theory);

geometry and topology;

numerical analysis; and

ordinary and partial differential equations.
There should also be a demonstrated capacity at programming and algorithms.


A standing equivalent to at least B+ in the final year of undergraduate studies.

Applicants must satisfy the admissions committee of their ability to be successful in graduate courses in computer science and mathematics, and in an industrial internship in applied mathematics. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a potential to conduct and communicate applied research at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and a domain area. Applicants may be asked to do a technical interview as part of the application process.

Applicants whose primary language is not English and who have graduated from a university where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with the following minimum scores:

Internetbased TOEFL: 93/120 and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

IELTS: an overall score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 for each component.


If students complete a portion of their degree in English, or part of their degree at another university where English is the language of instruction, applicants must still provide proof of Englishlanguage proficiency.

Three letters of reference from faculty and/or employers, with preference for at least one such letter from a faculty member in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Applicants will be asked to respond to programspecific questions addressing their interest in the concentration and objectives for the program.

Applicants must indicate a preference for the concentration in Applied Mathematics in their application. Admission is competitive, and students who are admitted to the MScAC program are not automatically admitted to this concentration upon request.
Completion Requirements

Coursework. Students must successfully complete a total of 3.0 fullcourse equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

1.0 FCE in required courses:

1.0 FCE chosen from the MAT1000level courses or higher.

1.0 FCE chosen from the Computer Science (CSC course designator) graduate course listings in two different course groups.

Course selections should be made in consultation with the Program Director.


An eightmonth industrial internship, CSC2703H. The internship is coordinated by the department and evaluated on a pass/fail basis.
Program Length: 4 sessions fulltime (typical registration sequence: FWSF)
Time Limit: 3 years fulltime