Felix FamoyeBuild your future with the academic experiences offered through the CMU Department of Mathematics graduate programs:
  • Master of Arts in Mathematics (M.A.)
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Mining (D.M.)
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics with a concentration in the teaching of college mathematics

You'll have opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills to meaningful research projects, work in world-class facilities and closely interact with distinguished professors.


Instructions for applying for admission to our graduate programs are listed on the Information for Prospective Graduate St​udents webpage.

Master of Arts in Mathematics (M.A.)

Minimum Total for Graduation: 30 hours

The M.A. degree has an emphasis in the more computational aspects of mathematics for students who are interested in jobs in business, industry and government. The degree program also retains the flexibility to prepare students for teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level or to undertake doctoral work in mathematics.

An Accelerated Master of Arts in Mathematics is also offered. Advanced undergraduate students majoring in mathematics may want to consider this program, by which they can obstain their B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics and their M.A. in Mathematics in five years.

Graduate Certificate in Data Mining (D.M.)

Minimum Total for Graduation: 15-18 hours

The Data Mining Certificate Program is designed to give each student a comprehensive training of basic foundation, advanced knowledge and applications of data mining. The primary goal is to develop a high quality program and a creative learning environment that enables students to acquire advanced data mining knowledge and experience in real-world applications, team work and presentations that are essential in the workplace.

For additional information about the Data Mining Certificate Program, contact:

Dr. Carl Lee
Program Director


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Concentration in Teaching College Mathematics

Minimum Total for Graduation: 90 hours

The Ph.D. degree develops researchers who are well-prepared to teach mathematics at the college level, combining knowledge and skill in mathematics with a desire to teach it effectively. Coursework is broadly distributed across various areas of mathematics. Students do research in mathematics, statistics, or in areas related to the teaching of collegiate mathematics. An emphasis on pedagogy includes two required courses plus internships where students teach an upper-level mathematics or statistics course under the direct supervision of an experienced faculty member.