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Mathematics Master’s programs

Plan A Master’s

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Complete a defined sequence of courses and a thesis on a topic decided by you and your thesis advisor.

Emphasis in Industrial and Applied Mathematics 

  • Optional Plan A emphasis area.
  • Focused on practical experience. 
  • Rigorous coursework prepares students for the math encountered in industry.
  • Students complete a one-semester internship at an industrial laboratory.
  • Most popular option among students admitted to our standalone Master's program.

Plan B Master’s

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This flexible program allows you to explore your interests in Mathematics, and complete a comprehensive final oral exam instead of a thesis.

Emphasis in Math Education 

  • Optional Plan B emphasis area.
  • Get the tools you need to become an effective mathematics educator.
  • Earn both an M.S. degree and licensure to teach high school mathematics in Minnesota.
  • Two-year program.

Master's of Financial Mathematics

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Position yourself for a well-paying, fascinating career in quantitative finance through this professional master’s program.

The field applies mathematics, statistics, data science/machine learning, and scientific computing to:

  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Risk management

Program details: Master's of Financial Mathematics

Mathematics minor

Requires 2 courses that total at least 6 credits.

Minor in Mathematics

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Supportive community

Our active, close-knit community helps students grow and flourish.

You’ll have abundant opportunities to: 

  • Receive support from mentors, advisors, peers, and alumni.
  • Get involved.
  • Interact with other students.

Student groups

Dynamic urban environment

We’re situated on a sprawling campus, surrounded by vibrant urban neighborhoods. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is known for its:

  • Lively scene for dining, culture, arts, and recreation.
  • Abundant trails, parks, and waterways, including several lakes and the Mississippi River.
  • High quality of life.
  • Thriving economy that features a diverse mix of industries and ample opportunities for graduates.

Tuition and benefits

For all U of M graduate students.

Tuition and fees

Health and dental benefits


Applications are due February 1.