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Mathematics - M.S.

Mathematics is a universal language which allows us to describe abstract concepts and natural phenomena. It has aesthetic beauty and practical application.

Why Choose Mathematics?

This program is for individuals who hope to pursue the PhD in Mathematics or a related discipline, or who wish to teach mathematics in a community college.  Students in the M.S. in Mathematics program interested in obtaining a Ph.D. receive individual attention from faculty in the way of independent studies and guidance during their Ph.D. application process.

Career Outcomes

Students from our department have been successful in obtaining acceptances into Ph.D. programs in mathematics including those at Brandeis University, Wesleyan University, The Ohio State University and Clemson University.

Flexibility and Time to Completion

This program may be completed on either a full-time or a part-time basis. Qualified undergraduates may begin graduate classes as upperclassmen, thereby enabling completion of the MS degree in a single postgraduate year plus two summers.  Students who are undergraduates at Manhattan College are able to count six credits of graduate coursework toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Financial Support

The total cost for a master's degree is competitive for graduate programs in New York City. In addition to loans, financial support for graduate students in the M.S. in Mathematics is available on a competitive basis in the form of graduate assistantships and research assistantships

The Community

Small classes foster collaborative problem solving and knowledge sharing. You will become a part of a caring and creative campus community, and develop strong relationships, both with peers and professors. 

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What Will You Learn?

As a graduate student in the mathematics program, you will study foundational areas of pure mathematics: linear and abstract algebra, real and complex analysis, topology and probability-statistics.

You may take electives:

  • to include additional foundational courses in preparation for the Ph.D.
  • to do research, and may include a thesis option.
  • to deepen your knowledge of the mathematics of data analytics and machine learning.
  • to connect the concepts of analysis to computational mathematics.

If you want to pursue research in a particular topic, our faculty members are eager to collaborate with you, and mentor you to present your work at professional conferences.

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What Will You Do?

In addition to preparing you for teaching or for further graduate study, an advanced mathematics degree is of value in many cognate fields. The problem solving skills you will develop through this degree could be used in cryptography, neuroscience, and biomathematics.