MS in Mathematics

General

Program Description

Lehigh University Mathematics Department

The Department of Mathematics offers M.S. programs in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Financial Engineering. 

The M.S. in Statistics program in the Department of Mathematics is a two-year curriculum designed to prepare students for work in industry or for further graduate work in statistics or mathematics. Please see our website for important information about pre-requisites. Graduate education in the statistical sciences students opens career options in many areas including the:

  • Physical sciences.
  • Social sciences.
  • Medicine.
  • Business.
  • Government.

The M.S. in Financial Engineering is an interdisciplinary and cutting-edge program designed to provide students with a strong education in advanced finance and quantitative financial analysis using key concepts from financial theory, applied mathematics, and engineering. Program graduates will become instrumental in the creation of innovative solutions for real financial problems, using state-of-the-art analytical techniques and computing technology. The curriculum is intended for career opportunities in:

  • Portfolio management.
  • Securities trading.
  • Investment banking.
  • Risk management.
  • Financial information systems.

The Department

The mathematics department currently has 22 teaching assistants. All teaching assistants receive full tuition remission for 9 credits each semester (a full course load) and a stipend.

The master's program demands 30 credit hours of graduate courses with at least 18 hours at the 400 level. With the permission of the chairman, up to six hours of these courses can be replaced by a thesis. All students in the master's program must also pass a comprehensive examination. This examination is given during the first year and covers calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. The comprehensive examination for the M.S in statistics covers calculus, linear algebra and probability, and statistics.

With a judicious choice of courses, a student in the master's program can specialize in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. The M.S. degree can serve both as a final degree in mathematics or as an appropriate background for the Ph.D.

Admission Requirements

  • Admissions Open: Summer/Fall/Spring
  • Fall Deadline for Application Review: July 15
  • Fall Deadline for Financial Aid Consideration: January 1
  • Spring Deadline for Application Review: December 1
  • Summer Deadline for Application Review: April 30

Contact Information

Robert Neel, Graduate Director
Email: robert.neel@lehigh.edu
Phone Number: (610)758-5531

Admission Requirements

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation Required
  • GRE general test scores Recommended

International Applicants

International Applicants are required to demonstrate English language skills equal to those required of degree-seeking students. All international applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL test and submit scores. 

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

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As Lehigh’s largest and most diverse college, we are home to the social sciences, arts, humanities, and natural sciences. With 1,894 undergraduate students, 342 graduate students, 270 full-time faculty and 90 professional staff, we are comparable in size and offer the intimacy of a liberal arts college, yet benefit from the resources of a research university. Our faculty are accomplished scholars, artists, and writers, recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in their fields, who share a commitment to the integration of teaching and scholarship into innovative, dynamic curricula set in an intellectually stimulating environment. Read less