Mathematics, MS

If you desire a career in applied math/computer science, are a math teacher looking to enhance teaching skills or subject knowledge, or aspire to a PhD in mathematics, Wilkes’ master of science degree in mathematics can help.

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Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Master's Degree On Campus 30

Why Study Mathematics at Wilkes?

The master of science degree program in Mathematics lets you build your curriculum based on your interests, academic goals and advice from faculty mentors. Most students enroll in small-group classes in algebra, analysis, topology, applied mathematics, probability and statistics, or selected courses in computer science. Small class sizes provide plenty of opportunities for one-on-one instruction from faculty.

What Will You Learn in our Mathematics Program?

  • You’ll focus your coursework in one of three areas:
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics
  • You will develop the ability to precisely define and solve problems. Some of these problems are motivated from the real world while some are classical in nature. This is the kernel reason why mathematics is an important tool for individuals who wish to solve problems across disciplines.

Program Highlights

Flexible Curriculum

Build your personalized curriculum based on your interests. Select coursework in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, discrete mathematics, computer science or statistics based on your career goals and objectives.

Individualized Mentoring

Small class sizes provide frequent opportunities for one-on-one mentoring and instruction from select faculty members.

Independent Thesis Work

Work independently on a written thesis for up to six of our program’s 30 required credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Some of the highest-paying graduate degrees are in areas related to mathematics. Our program prepares you for careers in various industries in roles including data analysis, statistics and other relevant areas. Careers in academia are another popular option. Graduates often find positions as faculty and department chairs at various two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

If you are looking to pursue more advanced degrees, an MS in mathematics will serve you well. Many graduates of our program go on to obtain a PhD in mathematics or a related field.

Popular Careers

  • Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • University Professor
  • Community College Instructor
  • High School Mathematics Teacher
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Underwriter
  • Mathematician
  • Data Scientist
  • Quantitative Analyst

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