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Overview of the Masters Program


Our Masters Program's main objective is to fully prepare students to pursue successful careers as professional mathematicians working in business, industry and education. Program requirements include a spectrum of mathematics classes, complemented by required courses taken outside the Department and targeted to the specific track chosen. These courses provide breadth of training and depth of knowledge in an area of specialization and they are complemented by various internship opportunities and teaching experiences for the students.

Students are also given the option of having Masters Degree with Thesis option, in which they have to write a Masters Thesis that will represent an original contribution to an area of knowledge. Such contribution may consist of new results in the area and/or a new perspective and exposition of important results in the field.

We offer the following program tracks, but our setting is flexible enough to allow coherent combinations of these options so as to accommodate students' interests and the new career opportunities that are constantly created in today's dynamic job market.

Each track is implemented with a careful choice of coursework coordinated through our mentoring program. Please follow the links for each track to obtain the corresponding requirements. Follow the link to the Steps for the Masters degree to obtain detailed guidelines and timeline to successfully complete your degree. For students who wish to continue on into the PhD program after completion of their Master's, it is expected that they pass one Qualifying Examination before submitting a Letter of Intent to be admitted into the PhD program upon graduating with their Master's.