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The Graduate Program in Mathematics is large enough to encompass research and courses in many areas, yet small enough to remain responsive to the needs of individual students. There are approximately 80 graduate students, 40 professors, and 15 postdoctoral and visiting researchers. The active areas of research include: algebraic geometry, analysis (real, complex, functional and harmonic), analytic functions, applied mathematics, financial mathematics and mathematics of insurance, commutative rings, scattering theory, differential equations (ordinary and partial), differential geometry, dynamical systems, general relativity, mathematical physics, number theory, probabilistic analysis and topology.

The Mathematical Sciences Building houses a library with more than 34,000 volumes and 430 journal titles. MU students have access to an extensive array of computing resources.

Degrees Offered

Master’s in Mathematics (MA/MS)

On Campus

The program offers a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • While a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, the undergraduate major need not be mathematics as long as applicants have had sufficient mathematics training to qualify for 8000-level courses during the first three semesters of graduate work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mathematics Program

  • 3 or more letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (strongly recommended for Masters application)

Doctorate in Mathematics

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • While a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, the undergraduate major need not be mathematics as long as applicants have had sufficient mathematics training to qualify for 8000-level courses during the first three semesters of graduate work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Mathematics Program

  • 3 or more letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (required for PhD application)