MS in Mathematical Sciences Program Description

  • Thirty (30) semester credits from graduate courses in mathematics or statistics with a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • Tracks: Students must choose between three tracks: pure mathematics, applied mathematics and financial mathematics. Each track has a core of classes that the students must take. The remaining credits are chosen from a list of electives:
  • Pure Mathematics Required Core:
    MATH6001-2 Advanced Calculus I and II
         MATH6003 Abstract Linear Algebra
  • Applied Mathematics Required Core:
         MATH6006 Numerical Analysis
         MATH6007 PDE & Fourier Analysis
         MATH6012 Applied Linear Algebra (or MATH6003)
         MATH6015 Mathematical Programming
         MATH7011 Advanced Mathematical Modeling
  • Financial Mathematics Required Core:
         MATH6010 Probabilistic Aspects of Financial Modeling
         MATH6011 Computational Financial Mathematics
         STAT6031 Applied Statistics I
  • In their last semester of study, students must take and pass an oral exam (defending a master's thesis can substitute for this requirement.)

Please see the Graduate Handbook for more details concerning the requirements of the program. See the Course Descriptions for information on the content of required courses.

A student entering with the minimum requirements should expect to take two years to complete the program. Students entering the program with a stronger background (such as two semesters of advanced calculus or real analysis) may be able to complete the program in three or even two semesters.