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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.

The Courses

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. Electives may be chosen to deepen the applicant’s knowledge in preparation for study at the PhD level, for breath including applications, and may include research. A thesis option is available for those who wish to do research. 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.

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 mathematics master’s student, you will complete course work in 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.


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.

​I really loved the Math Department of Manhattan College. It is a small community, but the professors and people are so nice and they are so inspiring. They are the people that made me love mathematics.

Hyesu Kim ‘12, Business Analyst at GENPACT