The Master of Science in Mathematics is a Purdue University degree offered in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.** **

You’ll have the opportunity to select one of three plans of study when you earn a Master of Science in Mathematics: applied mathematics, mathematics education, or pure mathematics.

**Applied Mathematics** - Students in this program learn how to apply mathematics to real-world problems in sciences, social sciences, and engineering industries.

**Mathematics Education** - This plan of study is designed for the mathematics teaching professional who would like to strengthen or enhance his/her mathematics background while completing a graduate degree. The curriculum is structured around the Indiana Professional Standards Board’s competencies for high school mathematics teachers. The program aims to provide students with broad experiences in the range of applications of mathematics, and help students extend and formalize their thinking and reasoning skills.

**Pure Mathematics** - Students in the pure mathematics plan of study are encouraged to develop a deep understanding in any chosen area of pure mathematics to enable them to pursue a career in academic or non-academic settings.

**Understanding the requirements**

The Master of Science degree typically requires two years of graduate study by full-time students and up to four years of study by part-time students. You are required to complete 30 credit hours.

*Applied Mathematics core required courses*

- Ordinary Differential Equations, MATH 52200
- Intro to Complex Analysis, MATH 52500, or Functions of a Complex Variable I, MATH 53000
- Real Analysis & Measure Theory, MATH 54400
- Applied Computational Methods II, MATH 55200
- Linear Algebra, MATH 55400
- Numerical Analysis, MATH 51400
- Probability Theory, STAT 51900

*Mathematics Education core required courses*

- Abstract Algebra, MATH 50500
- Analysis, MATH 54700 or 50400
- Geometry, MATH 56100 or 56300
- Discrete Mathematics, MATH 51800
- Probability, STAT 51600
- Statistics, STAT 51700

*Pure Mathematics core required courses (for students continuing on to a Ph.D.)*

- Functions of a Complex Variable I, MATH 53000
- Real Analysis & Measure Theory, MATH 54400
- Abstract Algebra, MATH 55300
- Linear Algebra, MATH 55400

*Pure Mathematics core required courses (for students not continuing on to a Ph.D.)*

- Intro to Complex Analysis, MATH 52500 OR Functions of a Complex Variable I, MATH 53000
- Real Analysis & Measure Theory, MATH 54400
- Abstract Algebra, MATH 55300
- Linear Algebra, MATH 55400
- Topology, MATH 57100
- Probability, STAT 51900
- Projective Geometry, MATH 56100 OR Geometry, MATH 56200