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Master of Science in Mathematics (MS)

The Drexel Master's in Mathematics degree program provides a rigorous foundation in graduate-level mathematics. Students are exposed to a diverse set of research areas within both applied and pure mathematics, and often collaborate with peers and faculty on grant-supported projects. MS in Mathematics students are encouraged to attend and participate in the department's vibrant seminar and colloquium series, as well as the SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) student chapter.


Core courses include:

  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Analysis
  • Principles of Analysis I,II
  • Real Analysis I
  • Complex Analysis I
  • Abstract Algebra I

In the second year, students may take advanced coursework in areas such as:

  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Neuroscience

There are no thesis, language, or special examination requirements for the Master's degree in Mathematics. Financial support from the mathematics department is not available for Master's in Mathematics candidates.

Learn more in the Course Catalog

Career Options

Advanced knowledge of mathematics is valued in almost every industry, and a cornerstone of many research and scientific endeavors. Students with a Master’s degree in Mathematics are desirable candidates for careers in:

  • Financial services
  • Computer science
  • Governmental organizations
  • Applied research
  • Education
  • And many more!

Learn more about Careers in Mathematics

How to Apply

Applicants interested in pursuing the Master’s in Mathematics degree should use the online application found on the Office of Graduate Admissions website. The application deadline for the fall quarter for a Master of Science in Math is January 15th. The GRE general/subject test is optional.

The FAQs includes common questions and answers about the program for those interested in a Master’s in Mathematics. The faculty research areas page has a list of the various research topics within the mathematics department.

Inquiries about admissions and requirements of the Master’s in Mathematics:

Sobha Philip
Graduate Program Manager
Korman Center - Room 295

General inquiries about the Master of Science in Mathematics:

Gideon Simpson, PhD
Graduate Program Adviser
Korman Center - Room 262

Start your journey toward a Master's in Mathematics

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