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The Master of Arts in Mathematics is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students by providing a solid foundation in the major areas of mathematics, an appreciation for the structures and theories of advanced mathematics, and a deeper understanding of the role of mathematics in applications. An in-depth understanding of mathematics is of great importance in many careers in our technologically complex society.

Program Design and Requirements

  • The program is structured around the three main areas of algebra, analysis, and statistics, and allows students to adapt their education to their specific career goals.
  • The Master's of Arts in Mathematics is a 30-credit program with three required core courses and requires a minimum of 15 credits taken at the 600 level or higher.
  • Upon completion of at least 24 credits in the student’s Plan of Study, the student must pass a comprehensive exam.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of the equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematics
  • Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of objectives

Application Deadlines

  • April 15 for the summer or fall semester
  • November 15 for the spring semester

Career Opportunities

  • Doctoral Study – mathematics, computer science, engineering, business administration, economics, education, medicine, or law
  • Corporations – research, engineering, sales, marketing, and executive positions at well-known companies
  • Educational institutions – positions including faculty and administrators at elementary schools, high schools, two- and four-year colleges

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Program Contact


Ruhan Zhao, PhD
Graduate Program Director
(585) 395-2134

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Last Updated 1/14/16