Mathematics plays an ever-increasing role in our shifting technological landscape. From engineers and economists to scientists and statisticians, a solid background in mathematics is absolutely critical for adapting to the new paradigms shaping our world.
Whether you plan to enter the workforce or continue on towards a doctorate degree, MS program in Mathematics prepares you to succeed. Our focus is on the student: we offer you extensive individual attention and a curriculum tailored to your specific needs.
The keys to our program are breadth and flexibility. You can choose 3 different paths to earn your degree: a thesis option, an examination option, and an examination option with a designated subspecialty. As much as half of your coursework can be taken outside the department, which means you sharpen your expertise in fields that interest you.
Our students have the freedom to pursue varied and exciting careers. Graduates can become software designers, biostatisticians, and industrial engineers. They can also excel as imaging scientists, aerospace mathematicians, and economists. Today, mathematicians find employment in a wide range of companies, including investment banks and government organizations, such as the National Security Agency.
Goals and Objectives
Our MS program in Mathematics is designed for you to:
- Build a foundation in analysis, geometry, topology, algebra, and applied mathematics;
- Accumulate specialized knowledge in a related area of science or engineering of your choice; and
- Unlock the professional possibilities in fields such as mathematical economics, operational data analysis, actuarial statistics, market research, and biostatistics.
You must have a bachelor’s degrees in mathematics for admission to this program. Students with degrees in other fields may be admitted; those with undergraduate deficiencies may be admitted at the discretion of departmental advisers. Before beginning graduate studies, you are expected to have completed a 1-year course in advanced calculus. Outstanding students are advised to apply for research fellowships, teaching fellowships, or partial tuition remission.