# Master's Program Tracks

**Mathematics M.S.**

There are two plans for earning a Master's in Mathematics:

**Plan A**

Plan A students complete a defined sequence of courses and a thesis on a topic decided by the student and thesis advisor. See Requirements for the Math M.S. Plan A.

**Plan B**

Plan B is more flexible, with no specific required courses and a comprehensive final oral exam instead of a required thesis. Mathematics Ph.D. students will complete the requirements for a Plan B Mathematics M.S. on the way to their Ph.D. See Requirements for the Math M.S. Plan B.

**Emphasis in Math Education**

The emphasis in math education is designed to give students the tools they need to become effective mathematics educators. In this two-year program, students earn both a M.S. degree and licensure to teach high school mathematics in Minnesota. See Requirements for the Math M.S. with Emphasis in Math Education.

**Emphasis in Industrial and Applied Mathematics**

Practical experience is at the heart of the emphasis in industrial and applied mathematics. Rigorous classes prepare students for the math encountered in industry, and students are required to complete a one-semester internship in an industrial laboratory. See Requirements for the Math M.S. with Emphasis in Applied Mathematics.

Master's of Financial Mathematics

The Master of Financial Mathematics (MFM) program offers a great mix of academic and industry preparation for your career in quantitative finance. See Requirements for the Master's of Financial Mathematics.