The focus of the M.S. 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 Ph.D. or other Ph.D. program.
Assistantships are available on a competitive basis
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.
M.S. 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 February 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.
- Apply Online
- Course Schedule and Descriptions
- Faculty and Student Research
- Current Master's Student handbook can be found in the self-enroll D2L page: "SDSU Graduate Mathematics and Statistics Program"
Department of Mathematics & Statistics