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Mathematics prepares students for the demands of a modern global society where sophisticated, quantitative skills are required to solve challenging programs in science, engineering, business, education and government. Mathematicians are essential to the fields of computer science, engineering, bioinformatics, data mining, computer animation, economics, epidemiology, ecology and climatology.

Overview

The master’s degree is designed to prepare students for careers in practical problem solving and mathematical modeling through collaboration with other professionals such as chemists and materials scientists. These mathematicians work in many areas of business and industry including engineering, defense, research and development and other STEM-related fields.

The accelerated master of science degree programs for current TU undergraduate students provide a way for students to start taking graduate courses while completing an undergraduate degree. These students can enroll in up to nine graduate level courses their senior year as part of the undergraduate program that can potentially double count for undergraduate and graduate requirements. Professionals with a master’s degree earn higher salaries, receive additional job responsibilities and are more marketable for promotion in the workplace.

The doctoral option provides students with in-depth knowledge of a chosen area of mathematics to work as highly skilled mathematicians in academia, government or private industry. Also, students can expand their specialization into other scientific and applied disciplines and prepare for meaningful, long-term careers in academia, government or the private sector. A primary background in a STEM-related discipline is required.

Program Objectives

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Students will be able to:

  1. Apply methods of mathematical modeling and problem solving to a variety of applied topics, including computational and analytical methods.
  2. Demonstrate a general knowledge of mathematics beyond the undergraduate level.
  3. Communicate mathematics effectively in written and oral form.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics

Students will be able to:

  1. Produce scholarship that is both original and significant in a subfield of mathematics or in a related interdisciplinary field.
  2. Demonstrate a general knowledge of mathematics and its application consistent with that of a professional mathematician in an academic or research setting.
  3. Communicate mathematics effectively in written and oral form.
Degree Options

Applied Mathematics, M.S.

Prepare students for careers in practical problem solving and mathematical modeling through collaboration with other professionals such as chemists and materials scientists.

Applied Mathematics, M.S. (Accelerated Master’s)

Provides students an opportunity to complete both degrees in five years.

Mathematics, Ph.D.

Provides students with in-depth knowledge of a chosen area of mathematics to work as highly skilled mathematicians in academia, government or private industry.

Professional Opportunities
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Marketing statistician
  • Computational scientist
  • Mathematics educator
  • Research mathematician
  • Actuary
Application Requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, the following items must be submitted to the Graduate School:

  • A completed Graduate School application
  • Statement of Purpose (admission essay)
  • 2 – 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic potential.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • GRE General Test results
  • $55 application fee
  • International students who studied at a university outside of the U.S. will also need to submit TOEFL or IELTS results