Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Applied Mathematics

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Audrey Kager (akager@uwo.ca)
Graduate Affairs Assistant

t. (519) 661-2111, ext. 88774

Whether you are interested in pursuing an MSc or PhD degree, we have much to offer. Our faculty include internationally renowned scholars in Computer Algebra, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology, High-Energy Physics, and Soft-Matter Physics. We also offer collaborative graduate degrees in Theoretical Physics, and Scientific Computing.

Upon completion, our graduates work in a variety of academic institutions, government agencies, and private businesses around the world.

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Admission Requirements

  • An absolute minimum grade average of a B+ (78%), calculated on courses taken in the last two years, is required for admission to our graduate programs. However, please note that most successful applicants have averages above 85%. (Percentages here are for North American grading systems. Different grading systems in other countries are taken into account.)
  • Before applying, you should decide on one or two areas of interest from our research areas. You will be asked to indicate on your application which research group you wish to join. Successful applicants are then assigned a temporary research supervisor from that group, with final supervisor decision made once the student is here and has a chance to talk to the group members. Note, however that some supervisors may not accept students in a given year -- if you have a specific person you wish to work with, please feel free to contact them directly.

Test Requirements

  • Foreign students from non-English speaking countries are expected to provide Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination scores [minimum acceptable score is 550 (paper based score), 213 (computer based score), 86 (internet-based score, with no individual score below 20) or 6.0/9 (IELTS)]. The GRE is NOT required.
  • CultureWorks. The requirement is successful completion of the High-Advanced level. Click here for information regarding a conditional offer of admission, pending CultureWorks completion.

Application Deadline(s)

  • September 1
  • January 1
  • May 1

Fields of Research

  • Biological and Materials Physics
  • Mathematical Biology and Dynamical Systems
  • Symbolic Computation and Differential Equations
  • Theoretical Physics