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M.S. in Mathematics Overview

The Master of Science in Mathematics is a 30-credit master's degree. Graduate students can choose to complete a thesis option. Most courses are offered regularly in the late afternoon and early evening so that all programs can be completed on a part-time basis.


Choose the General Option or specialize with one of the following options:
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics Option — Learn techniques of mathematical modeling and the basic tools needed to investigate problems from both a theoretical and computational viewpoint. Courses range from classical applied to modern applications of mathematical software.
  • Probability and Statistics Option — Gain the necessary mathematical skills to solve many of the data analysis problems in, industry, science, engineering, and management. Courses range from theory in probability to applied hands-on courses in statistical programming, including R and SAS statistical software.
  • Mathematics for Teachers Option — Build a balanced combination of theory and practice, to enhance appreciation and understanding of Mathematics as a science, as well as the tools necessary to instill in your own students an interest in the subject. Note that this is not a teaching certification program. 
For a complete list of courses and academic requirements, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Career Outlook

A master's in mathematics can open a wide range of career opportunities in business, industry, science, engineering and academia.

Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell's Mathematics Graduates

  • Microsoft
  • Data Robot, Inc.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Amazon
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • NASA
  • Travelers
  • MathWorks
  • Middlesex Community College
  • TIBCO Software
  • U.S. Airforce

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Hung Phan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator