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Short duration master’s in Mathematics

Do you dream of being a cryptoanalyst and working on data security? Spending your time analyzing computer systems? Teaching what you’re passionate about in a postsecondary setting? The Concentration in Mathematics will deepen your capacity to study abstract concepts and apply them to real challenges.

Gain hands-on experience and work with professionals

Put your knowledge to work by completing a paid CO-OP placement. To offer you exciting placements, our professors forge links with organizations like the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Statistics Canada and the Tutte Institute for Mathematics and Computing. What’s more, you can also take part in the Math Club and enjoy discussions with professional mathematicians.

Work with world-class researchers

The department is renowned for its diverse research in pure and applied mathematics, and is home to the University Research Chair in Quantum Information and Cryptography and the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Genomics.


  • Coursework (12 months)
  • Research project (12 months)
  • Coursework + CO-OP (16 months)


  • Full- and part-time enrolment
  • In-person courses
  • Courses in fall and winter: CO-OP in spring-summer (if applicable)
  • Courses taught in English
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Contact information

Graduate Studies Office

30 Marie-Curie, Ottawa ON
Canada, K1N 6N5
Tel.: +1 613-562-5800, ext. 3145
E-mail: [email protected]

Director of Graduate Programs

Gilles Lamothe
E-mail : [email protected]