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Mathematics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #863 (BCR) , CA,
The Master of Arts in Mathematics at SFSU offers students the opportunity to study advanced mathematics under the guidance of a faculty encompassing many different areas of research. Classes are small, usually fewer than 20, and graduate students pursue their own mathematical interests through seminars and research projects with faculty members.

About

San Francisco State University is a large comprehensive urban university enrolling about 7000 graduate students in 124 different Master's degree and credential programs. The campus is located in an unusually vibrant and beautiful city with a rich intellectual and cultural life.

Graduates find opportunities in nearby Silicon Valley, home to many of the world's leading technology companies, in downtown San Francisco's large financial and insurance industry, and in a thriving biotechnology sector.

Our graduate students include equal numbers of men and women and many international students. San Francisco State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity; applications are encouraged from underrepresented groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • Exploration and Proof
  • Probability and Statistics with Computing
  • Linear Algebra
  • Modern Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            80

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          • Minimum required score:

            550

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          • Minimum required score:

            7

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          The general University admission requirements are:

          • Hold the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree. If you were educated outside of the United States, you must have earned a degree or diploma that SFSU considers to be the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
          • Have the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 GPA or "B" average. Your overall marks, average exam scores or average grade earned should be better than average or better than passing.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            7176 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            7176 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for San Francisco

          • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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