Lakehead Mathematics Graduate Program
Graduate Program of the Department of Mathematical Sciences
The primary objective of the graduate program in Mathematical Sciences is to provide advanced training in research, while offering students opportunities to expand their experience and knowledge. The program gives students the chance to investigate specific problems in the mathematical sciences and then develop essential skills in scholarly writing under the supervision of a highly qualified faculty advisor. Many of our graduates go on to doctoral programs at other universities, while others apply their skills in industry or as teachers.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science. For general inquiries, please contact our our Graduate Program Coordinator:
Our Graduate Programs
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science. Students have two choices: the thesis program or the course program.
(a) The Thesis Program: This program consists of three full graduate courses (or six half-courses), which must include the Graduate Seminar, as well as a thesis. (The thesis is considered to be the equivalent of two full courses.)
(b) The Course Program: ¨This program consists of four full graduate courses (or eight half-courses), again, including the Graduate Seminar, and a major project. (The major project is considered to be the equivalent of one full course.)
For the official regulations, please consult the
For a list of courses offered by the Department, please see:
Research of the Department
The topic of your research will normally complement that of our faculty. We have an active group of twelve faculty members, who are core faculty for graduate programs at Lakehead as determined by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The department has a significant mathematical breadth, covering areas such as algebra (commutative algebra, group rings), analysis (classical analysis, abstract harmonic analysis, C*-algebras, Banach spaces, operator theory), numerical analysis, mathematical physics, operations research, probability and statistics. The expertise of the faculty enables the department to provide a wide spectrum of graduate courses and thesis/project subjects to meet the needs of our students.
For more on the research of the department, please see
and consult the individual pages of faculty.
How to apply to our Graduate Program
All communications or materials connected with the application should be sent directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, preferably before January 15. They should not be sent to the Department of Mathematical Sciences, as it will only delay the processing of your application. The processing of the application does not begin until all requested materials are in.
The forms can found as follows:
Step 1. On the webpage Graduate Studies Programs select the "Mathematical Sciences Program"
Step 2. Under the description of the Mathematical Sciences Program, look under the tab "How to Apply"
Funding in our Graduate Program
Lakehead University may offer to the full-time graduate students registered in a graduate degree program a graduate assistantship for a maximum of two years. The value of the assistantship for the year 2009/2010 is $9,000. The appointment consists of approximately ten hours of work per week during the Fall and Winter terms with a total of 270 hours.
In addition, graduate students entering the program may qualify for a research assistantship in the areas of faculty research specialization, up to $12,000 per year. These are funded from individual faculty research grants and are awarded on an on-going basis, subject to the availability of funds. There is no additional application needed in order to be considered for a research assistantship, the applicants should indicate the research area in which they wish to be considered.
Also, all applicants are automatically considered for one or more of these awards:
- Special Entrance award $1,500
- C.J. Sanders Graduate Award in Mathematics $857 (one only)