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Mathematics (MS)

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Mathematics (MS)

The MS Mathematics program is a theoretical program that will provide a mathematical foundation for students who plan to continue in further graduate studies, those interested in industry, as well as in-service teachers seeking a deeper knowledge of their field. Core courses include Real Variables, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Probability, with elective courses in theoretical mathematics including number theory, topology, and graph theory. Students will choose one of the following options for a culminating experience: capstone project, or MS thesis.

Along with the Mathematics (MS) degree, the mathematics department also offers the following options for graduate study: Applied Mathematics (MS)Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics EducationMathematics (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 (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?
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two
  • Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.
Curriculum

To view the curriculum for this program, please visit the Mathematics (MS) listing in the University Catalog.
Contact

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

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Mathematics (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
Email: forgostone@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973‑655‑7242