Mathematics and Statistics

  • Degrees Offered: MSc, PhD
  • Application Deadline: Open, February 1 for scholarship consideration. 
  • Study Options: Thesis, Report
  • Duration: Two (MSc), Four/Five (PhD) Years
  • Entry Terms: Fall, Winter, Summer

UNB’s Mathematics and Statistics department offers top percentile research programs, plus the chance to study advanced topics with internationally-recognized faculty. It all adds up to a positive university experience, equating to happier students and better job prospects. We generally have around 30 graduate students in a variety of research areas and we host several post-doctoral researchers.

Our graduate programs prepare students for successful careers in government, academia, research and consulting firms, financial and healthcare institutions, engineering and technology firms, as well as respected positions in data security, computer design and cosmology.

Our department is home to the Applied Statistics Centre, which provides statistical consultation for UNB researchers and the community at large, as well as the Centre for Noncommutative Geometry and Topology, which is an international research consortium that includes many renowned mathematicians.

Current faculty and research areas 

UNB Fredericton

UNB Saint John

Application requirements

  1. Prior to applying, applicants must contact faculty to secure research supervision.
  2. Pure or Applied Mathematics masters applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics or a related field with first or second class honours.
  3. Statistics Masters applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics or a related field with first or second class honours.
  4. PhD candidates should hold a Masters from a recognized university.
  5. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed international English language testing system (IELTS) band 7.0.
  6. Applicants must submit a completed application, including three references and a one-page statement describing research interests.


Funding from teaching and research assistantships is typically between 17K and 20K depending on the program and top-ups from other sources are possible.

Contact us

For more information on our program, contact Dr. Viqar Husain, Director of Graduate Studies, or Heidi Stewart, Graduate Studies Coordinator.

Office: Tilley Hall, Rm. 418
Phone: 1-506-458-7488

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