The Mathematics MS degree curriculum at The University of Texas at Dallas offers a balanced list of applied and theoretical courses and attractive electives. To satisfy the degree requirements, the Mathematical Sciences Department currently offers a choice between four tracks:
Mathematics track: Students who choose this option pursue courses in the pillars of mathematics. Graduates may pursue a PhD in Mathematics or jobs in the industry requiring sophisticated mathematical skills.
Applied Mathematics track: Students who choose this option pursue courses in foundational mathematics and its modern applications. Graduates may pursue a PhD in mathematically oriented science or jobs in industry requiring sophisticated mathematical skills.
Engineering Mathematics track: Students who choose this option pursue courses in foundational mathematics and its applications rooted in engineering and finance. Graduates may pursue a PhD in mathematically oriented science or jobs in engineering and finance sectors.
Data Science track: Students who choose this interdisciplinary track take a balanced mix of courses in statistics, computer science and mathematics in order to become a data scientist and take on the challenges of Big Data. Upon graduation, these students seek employment or may continue into a PhD program in data science.
Catalog page: MS
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.
Graduates of the program seek positions in industry, government, consulting firms or financial firms, and as community college teachers. Available emphases allow candidates to tailor their future careers by targeting their educational background to their subdiscipline of choice. The job of a mathematician consistently appears among the top jobs in the rankings of 200 jobs by CareerCast's Jobs Rated Almanac based upon factors such as work environment, income, hiring outlook and stress.