The MS Mathematics program aims to produce graduates who shall be demonstrating advanced mathematical mastery to pursue careers requiring mathematical skills and perspectives. It has three tracks: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Students are expected to have the ability to apply abstraction, logic, precision and rigor to solve problems in mathematics and other related disciplines; demonstrate oral and written skills in communicating mathematical proofs and solutions; and develop cognitive-behavioral schemas on the utility of mathematics as motivation for teaching and advanced learning of mathematics.
Students of the MS Mathematics program may specialize and do research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education. Specific areas of research include, but not limited to, Actuarial Science, Algebra, Analysis, Biomathematics, Coding Theory, Combinatorics, Cryptography, Data Science, Financial Mathematics, Geometry, Graph Theory, Mathematics Education, Numerical Analysis and Simulation, Partial Differential Equations, and Quantitative Management and Decision Science.
Graduates of the MS Mathematics program may pursue mathematics-related careers in academe, research, industry, business, civil society and government. They are prepared to conduct independent or collaborative research, to teach high school or undergraduate mathematics courses, and to pursue doctoral studies in theoretical or applied mathematics, mathematics education, or related field.