Add Value to Your Talent and Skills
Employers are looking for problem-solvers, strong analysts and those who know how to make the numbers work for their organizations. These are the kinds of marketable skills that make a Master of Science in Mathematics one of the most flexible degrees in the job market.
At Clarkson University, hone the in-demand knowledge required in today's mathematical-rooted industries. Gain a deeper technical understanding of applied mathematics. Conduct research in service of solving complex problems. Leave with the foundation and experience that help you access higher earnings, better roles and real expertise.
Why Earn an MS in Mathematics From Clarkson University?
We tailor our curriculum to your professional goals. In addition to increasing your advanced fundamental knowledge of the field, choose to deepen your studies with additional coursework or focus more on completing your own research. Since our approach is interdisciplinary, round out your education with courses from programs like Applied Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics and Biology.
We are also a small department with big opportunities. What does that mean? Our faculty are nationally recognized math researchers, conducting studies with academic, industry and government partners. They further serve as dedicated mentors who guide you individually to help you fulfill your goals.
Whether you decide to use your degree to access senior or managerial positions or to pursue doctoral studies, our resources match your aspirations. Tap into our extensive alumni network, or turn to our award-winning Career Center to map out the next steps toward your future.
What You'll Learn
The Master of Science in Mathematics takes two years to complete. Students earn up to 30 academic credit hours consisting of graduate coursework and research seminars. Choose three options to complete your degree:
- Comprehensive examination in graduate material.
- Comprehensive examination and research project, supervised by a faculty member and completed during one semester.
- Research thesis, supervised by a faculty member and often organized around an effort to complete an original article worthy of journal publication.
Review all program requirements below.