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Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Graduate Programs offered:

Applicants to the master's and doctoral programs must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in mathematics or a related discipline and a satisfactory grade point average. Minimal course prerequisites for each of the options are listed in the descriptions below, and additional information can be obtained from the coordinator for that option, whose name is listed at the end of this brochure. Each option coordinator provides individualized advising during the course of graduate study. 

Applicants must submit:

  • the application form, 
  • letters of recommendation (2 for the master's degree and 3 for the Ph.D.), and 
  • an official undergraduate transcript indicating receipt of the bachelor's degree. 

Letters of recommendation are not required for graduate certificates.

Students holding the bachelor's degree may take courses as a non-degree student while applying for matriculation and may transfer up to four courses(12 credits) taken before matriculation with grades of B or better. Up to 12 credits taken at another accredited U.S. or Canadian university may be transferred into a program, but no more than a total of 12 credits taken either at another institution or at the University of Massachusetts Lowell before matriculation, or any combination of the two, may be transferred.

Most courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening, and part-time study is possible. A limited number of teaching assistants are available each year. Students should be fully accepted into the graduate program by March to be be eligible for a TA position for the following September.

Formal admissions procedures must be initiated through Graduate Admissions. Students may take a limited number of graduate courses before formal acceptance into a program. Check with the graduate coordinator for details.