These programs are designed for you to increase your fundamental knowledge and to give you guidance and experience in applied research.

Mathematics means a lot more than just numbers. Math is concepts, creativity, invention and solutions. It is the heart of applied science. Clarkson University offers graduate programs leading to an MS degree in mathematics. The emphasis of our degree program and our research activities is applied mathematics: dynamical systems, optimization, numerical analysis and computational methods, probability and statistics.

As a graduate student, you pursue these objectives by taking advanced courses, participating in seminars and carrying out and reporting on a research project. The department provides the advantage of a close personal association between you and the faculty, giving you individualized attention regarding your needs and interests.

Clarkson University also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching with a mathematics focus.

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MS in Mathematics

The Master of Science in Mathematics program is 30 credit hours, with coursework and a capstone thesis required to fulfill the components of this program. This program is generally completed within two years.

Mathematics MS Curriculum

PhD in Mathematics

The PhD in Mathematics consists of 90 credits above a bachelors degree. These credits are taken in coursework, seminar and project work to fulfill the PhD requirement.

Mathematics PhD Curriculum


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A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
    • Optional: Applications will be read without GRE test scores, but applicants should submit scores if they believe they will enhance their application.
  • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required.
    • Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115).

Prerequisites: Students must have a BS (or MS) or equivalent degree(s) in mathematics/closely related subject. Admission to the mathematics PhD program depends upon approval by the Mathematics Graduate Committee.

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