We seek applicants with strong quantitative undergraduate training, e.g., those graduating with degrees in Statistics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Economics, and Engineering.
Graduates of recognized academic institutions outside Canada should hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as assessed by the University of Toronto. If you completed your undergraduate degree outside of Canada, please use the University of Toronto’s International Credentials Equivalencies Tool to determine what credentials are required for admission.
All applicants must have:
- Completed or be the process of completing an appropriate undergraduate Bachelor’s degree, from a recognized university in a related field such as Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics, Mathematics, or any discipline with a significant quantitative component.
- A standing equivalent to at least B+ (U of T = 77-79% or 3.3/4.0 GPA) in their final year of study (the equivalent of 5 senior level full credits, or 10 half credits). Applicants with a minimum of mid-B and exceptional ability demonstrated through workplace experience may also be considered.
- Achieved English Language Proficiency according to the requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies.
Below you will find a collection of suggested courses (using the University of Toronto course codes), as well as brief course descriptions, that we recommend students complete before applying to the program:
MAT 137Y (Calculus)
MAT 237Y (Multivariable Calculus)
MAT 223H (Linear Algebra I)
STA 257H (Introductory Probability and Statistics I)
STA 261H (Introductory Probability and Statistics II)
ACT 240H (Mathematics of Investment & Credit)
ACT 245H (Financial Principles I)
STA 302H (Applied Regression Analysis)
STA 347H (Probability Theory)
ACT 370H (Financial Principles II)
STA 437H (Applied Multivariate Analysis)
ACT 460H (Stochastic Methods for Finance)
It is not necessary to have all of the above courses, rather we seek students with a solid breadth and depth in their training to be successful in the program.