Mathematics, Pure & Applied Mathematics Concentration (MS) at Montclair State University

Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration (MS)

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Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration (MS) – STEM Designated Degree Program

Please note that admission to this program is no longer available and has been replaced by our Applied Mathematics (MS) program.

The Master of Science degree in mathematics provides students with the advanced materials needed for positions of leadership in business, industry and government as well as for teaching at the high school and community college level. The MS degrees in mathematics are offered with concentrations in mathematics education or pure and applied mathematics. Concentrations consist primarily of taking four to six courses in the area of the concentration.

All the concentrations prepare students to pursue doctoral degrees. Our curriculum in mathematics extensively integrates modern methods of computing. The special interests of the faculty include algebra, analysis, applied statistics, chaos theory, combinatorics, data mining, detection of gravitational waves, dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, game theory, graph theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics education, methods and techniques of teaching mathematics, modeling in the biological, chemical and physical sciences, obesity modeling, operations research, problem solving, representation theory, statistical computing and graphics, and the use of technology in education.

Along with the Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration (MS) degree, the mathematics department also offers the following options for graduate study: Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics Educationa combined BS/MS Mathematics with a concentration in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics (Combined BS/MAT), and a PhD in Mathematics Education.

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

The Graduate School requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions and pay (or waive) the non-refundable $60 application fee. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration (MS) program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement: Please write an integrated essay providing a response to each of the following questions.
    • What are your goals for graduate study and your future career?
    • In what ways do your academic background and your professional experiences provide evidence of your potential for success in the program you selected and in your eventual career?
    • Please give specific examples of relevant coursework and/or experience.
    • Is there any further information we should consider in assessing your candidacy?

This program is 33 credits: 12 credits will be applied from the UG program. For more information, please visit the Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration (MA) program listing in the University Catalog.


If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Concentration (MS) Program Coordinator:

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

Program Coordinator: Dr. Eric Forgoston
Office: Richardson Hall 203
Telephone: 973‑655‑7242