Program Overview

Our master’s program in mathematics focuses on the foundational aspects of the discipline and prepares you to apply your skills in further graduate studies, collegiate teaching, or industry.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 2 years
Credit Hours: 30

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

A master’s degree in mathematics opens the door to a wide array of fascinating careers. Our MA program builds your problem-solving skills and expands on the tools you need to succeed, whether you plan to pursue doctoral studies or directly to work. We even have a series of courses specifically designed to prepare you to teach at a two-year college.

As a student here, you’ll conduct research alongside faculty who study everything from ethnomathematics to differential geometry and more. You can also present your work to your fellow graduate students or at our annual campus-wide research showcase.

You’ll have the option of completing a thesis or writing two papers and taking additional coursework, including a graduate student seminar. Either way, you’ll graduate with the tools to thrive in further study, a teaching position, or in an industry job.

Accelerated M.A. in Mathematics

The Accelerated M.A. in Mathematics​ program provides the opportunity for senior undergraduate students to begin graduate coursework during the senior year so that they will be able to complete the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years.

Program Highlights

As a master’s student in mathematics at CMU, you can:

  • Collaborate with faculty on mathematics research.
  • Pursue your studies to meet your individual interests and academic goals.
  • Present your research results at the annual campus-wide Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition.
  • Join our graduate student chapter of the American Mathematical Society.

Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates work in academia, industry, or pursue a doctoral degree at highly ranked institutions.

Career Projected Salary
Data Scientist $103,500
Financial Quantitative Analyst $73,810
Computer Scientist $131,490
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