Ottawa-Carleton Joint Program
The University of Ottawa offers a rich academic environment to study mathematics and statistics under the supervision of professors who have gained an international reputation for their research. Most major fields of research in mathematics and statistics are represented within the Department of mathematics and Statistics. Moreover, the Department is a participating unit in the collaborative MSc programs in bioinformatics and in biostatistics. Additional information about the department and its programs is posted on the departmental website at www.mathstat.uottawa.ca.
The Department offers a PhD program and an MSc program in mathematics and statistics. There are three options for the MSc program: MSc with thesis, MSc with project or MSc by coursework (i.e. with courses only). The MSc by coursework in the field of probability and statistics and the MSc with project in all fields can be completed in one year by taking courses over three consecutive sessions.
Since 1984, the graduate programs in mathematics and statistics have been under the umbrella of the
Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (OCIMS). The OCIMS consists of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
at the University of Ottawa. The two units have pooled together their resources to offer each year a large selection of graduate courses. The graduate programs operate within the general framework of the regulations and procedures of the OCIMS and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS).
Graduate courses are generally offered in English. However, research activities can be conducted in either English or French, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of the
research group. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, assignments, examinations, research papers and theses can be produced in either English or French.