Mathematical Studies M.A.


The M.A. in mathematical studies provides a solid foundation in some of 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 the world.

This program will help you develop quantitative and abstract reasoning and the ability to use mathematics as a computational and analytical tool. Our department strives to produce graduates who exhibit knowledge, comprehension and creativity in the practice of mathematics as they pursue a variety of career opportunities.

Upon completion of this program, you will have extended your undergraduate background to include graduate-level mathematics in core areas. You will have used mathematical knowledge to solve problems and prove theorems and be able to convey graduate-level mathematics.

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Course Descriptions


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Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides training in mathematics and data science — invaluable skills in nearly any field.