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Master of Science in Mathematics

The focus of the MS in Mathematics Program is the development of sophisticated mathematical models and their implementation on high performance computing platforms. The curriculum features a balance of application, computation, and theory with particular emphasis in the areas of operations research, computational science, and the development of probabilistic and deterministic models. Areas of faculty and graduate student research activity include computational biology, computational finance, molecular dynamics simulation, operations research, optimization, and Ramsey theory. The program is particularly effective at preparing graduates to work in business, industry, or government as well as preparing students to continue on to the CSS PhD or other PhD program.

Assistantships are available

Many graduate research and teaching assistantships are available, though applicants should note that admission to the program does not guarantee that an assistantship or fellowship will be awarded.

MS in Mathematics admission requirements

Students applying to the MS in Mathematics program should have taken undergraduate courses equivalent to the following SDSU courses. See the Online Catalog for course descriptions. Students lacking one or more of these courses may be admitted conditionally.

  • MATH 225 Calculus III
  • MATH 315 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 321 Differential Equations
  • MATH 425 Real Analysis I

Applications for the Fall semester should be received by March 15 to be given full consideration. Due to the structure of the first year of coursework, we typically will not accept students starting in the Spring semester.

More information:

For more information, please contact Graduate Program Coordinator Dr. Don Vestal.