For the specializations in Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, course requirements are taken from the following lists of courses:

Seminar Courses: Actuarial Science 600, Biostatistics 600, Mathematics 600, Statistics 600

List A: Mathematics 601, 603, 605, 607

List B: Mathematics 617, 621, 625, 627, 631, 641, 661, 681, 685, Statistics 701

List C: Statistics 701, 703, 721, 631, 635, 641

List D: Actuarial Science 611, 617, 619, 627, 637, 639

For the specialization in Mathematical Finance, course requirements are taken from the following lists of courses:

Seminar Course: Mathematics 600

List E: Actuarial Science 515, Mathematics 681, Mathematics 683

List F: Statistics 507 or Mathematics 685; Mathematics 605, Mathematics 601, Statistics 701, Statistics 721.

List G: Mathematics 691.01; Mathematics 693.01; Mathematics 691.03; Mathematics 693.03; Mathematics 691.05; Mathematics 693.05; Finance 645*; Finance 667*; Finance 668.6*; Finance 799.05; Finance 799.06; Finance 799.07.

**Differential fees will apply for these courses offered by the Haskayne School of Business. See Graduate Program-Specific Fees in the University Calendar.*

For details about course requirements for the MSc and PhD with specialization in Biostatistics, see Interdisciplinary Specializations.

**Master of Science (thesis-based)**

All students must complete course work to the equivalent of an honours bachelor's degree plus at least 16.5 units at the graduate level. Course work must include:

a) For all specializations: completion of the seminar course (1.5 units) relevant to the specialization, in the first year of the program. In addition:

b) For the Mathematics specialization: two courses from List A.

c) For the Statistics specialization: at least three courses from List C, two of which must be Statistics 701 and 721.

d) For the Actuarial Science specialization: two courses from List C and two courses from List D.

e) For the Mathematical Finance specialization: two courses from List E, one course from List F, and one course from List G.

**Master of Science (course-based)**

All students must complete 25.5 units of course work at the graduate level. Course work must include:

a) For all specializations: completion of the seminar course (1.5 units) relevant to the specialization in the first year of the program; and completion of a project resulting in a written report. In addition:

b) For the Mathematics specialization: two courses from List A.

c) For the Statistics specialization: at least three courses from List C, two of which must be Statistics 701 and 721.

d) For the Actuarial Science specialization: two courses from List C and two courses from List D.

e) For the Mathematical Finance specialization: two courses from list E, two courses from List F and two courses from List G (or two courses from List E, three courses from List F, and one course from List G).

**Doctor of Philosophy**

Course requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy beyond those for a master's degree are determined on an individual basis, but the following rules apply: doctoral students must complete 27 units of graduate-level course work in their total graduate program (MSc and PhD). PhD course work must include:

a) For all specializations: completion of the seminar course (1.5 units) relevant to the specialization, in the first or second year of the program. In addition:

b) For the Mathematics specialization: at least 15 units taken in the doctoral program at the University of Calgary. Two of these courses must come from List A and a third from List A or List B.

c) For the Statistics specialization: at least three courses from List C, two of which must be Statistics 701 and 721.

d) For the Actuarial Science specialization: Statistics 721 and at least one more course from List C and two more courses from List D.

e) For the Mathematical Finance specialization: Mathematics 681, Mathematics 683, at least one additional course from List F, and at least two additional courses from List F or List G.

**Preliminary Examinations**

Doctoral students must pass written Preliminary Examinations during first year but no later than 18 months from the beginning of their doctoral programs and before the oral Field of Study examination.

- Mathematics PhD students must pass Preliminary Examinations based on material for three courses, two of which must come from List A and the third from List A or List B. Preliminary examinations will be offered during the final examination period in those semesters during which the corresponding courses are offered.
- Statistics PhD students must pass two Preliminary Examinations, one in probability based on Statistics 701 and the other in statistics based on Statistics 721. These examinations are usually offered in May and/or in December.
- Actuarial Science PhD students must pass two Preliminary Examinations based on material for two courses from List C or D.
- Biostatistics PhD students must pass two Preliminary Examinations in Statistics based on material for two courses from List C.
- Mathematical Finance PhD students must pass two Preliminary Examinations on material for two 600 or 700-level courses from List E or List F.