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Mathematics M.S. Program

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The Masters of Science in Mathematics program prepares students for careers featuring quantitative skills and problem-solving competencies. Typical vocational paths for graduates of the program include actuarial science, financial analysis, statistical analysis, and education on the secondary or post-secondary level.

Our program offers small class sizes, opportunities for research collaboration with faculty, professional development through conference participation, and the opportunity to gain teaching experience by supporting the undergraduate pedagogical mission.

The emphasis of the program is on applied mathematics, however the core courses provide a rigorous theoretical treatment of the traditional major components of the discipline. Exceptional students will be fully prepared to enter a doctoral program.

At the conclusion of the two-year program, students participate in a research seminar. One quarter of the required credits for the degree may be fulfilled by electives chosen to align with students’ special interests. The program is not thesis-based, but students sit for three comprehensive examinations after the completion of coursework, two in core areas and one chosen by the student.

Student Profile

The student profile provides the interquartile ranges (25th?75th percentiles) of the entrance exam scores for students admitted to the program. This information is provided to give prospective applicants a point of comparison with respect to students who have previously been admitted to the program.

Graduate Record Exam

GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011
  Verbal: 420-600
  Quantitative: 680-790

Revised GRE taken after August 1, 2011
  Verbal: 148-160
  Quantitative: 153-164