Master of Science in Mathematics


The Department of Mathematical Sciences degree program prepares students for careers in actuarial science, applied mathematics, engineering mathematics, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics and computational biology or in other fields in which these disciplines are such indispensable tools. As other sciences develop, problems that require the use of these tools are numerous and pressing.

In addition to a wide range of courses in mathematics and statistics, the department offers a unique selection of courses that consider mathematical and computational aspects of engineering, biology and other scientific problems.

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Mathematics

Catalog page: MS

MS in Mathematics Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Test score required: Yes

GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

This narrative should indicate which degree and major is being applied for and should provide a personal discussion of the applicant's background, interests, and goals in relation to the desired degree and major.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Dmitry Rachinskiy

Possible Careers

Professional in industry, government, consulting firm or financial firm; teacher in community college.

Visit the American Statistical Association's Career Center at, the American Mathematical Society's Career Information at, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics' Career Information at

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.