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Mathematics Master’s programs

Plan types

Choose from one of two plans.

Emphasis areas (optional)

If you choose to pursue an area of emphasis, you must decide which area upon matriculation.

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Emphasis in Industrial and Applied Mathematics

  • For either Plan A or Plan B Master’s students.
  • Focused on practical experience. 
  • Rigorous coursework prepares students for the math encountered in industry.
  • Option to complete a one-semester internship at an industrial laboratory.
  • The most popular option among students admitted to our standalone Master's program
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Emphasis in Math Education 

  • For Plan B Master’s students only.
  • Prepares students to become effective mathematics educators.
  • Option to earn initial or secondary licensure in addition to the MS in Mathematics.
  • Completing both an MS and licensure program requires two years and one summer.
  • Funding is available through teaching assistantships.

Related programs

Master's of Financial Mathematics

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

Mathematics minor

Requires 2 courses that total at least 6 credits.

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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.

How to apply