Mathematics, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
23951 USD/year
23951 USD/year
9989 USD/year
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The Mathematics M.A. program at University of Kansas includes three tracks, designed to accommodate the different interests and backgrounds of our students. The course requirements differ among the three tracks.


About this Degree

In addition to coursework, the Mathematics M.A. program at University of Kansas candidates must complete a research component. The research component is written up as a paper and defended by an oral examination.

Many of our Ph.D. students obtain an M.A. on their way to the doctoral degree. They have the option to do so after completing the qualifying exams.

After graduation, our M.A. students usually obtain jobs in government or the private sector (e.g., financial, insurance, telecommunication), as well as teaching jobs at junior colleges.

We have a long tradition of excellence. The first Ph.D. granted at the University of Kansas was in Mathematics, to Arnold Emch in the year 1895. Since then, our graduate program has been a central part of the research and teaching mission of our department, and is an important component of our long term planning. Our commitment to graduate education has boosted our recent growth in size and enhanced our reputation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Calculus
  • Applied Differential Equations
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Linear Algebra

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

The prerequisites for admission to our graduate program are:

  • an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a program of study in mathematics;
  • a record of achievement that shows strong promise of success in graduate school, including a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average in undergraduate studies and a 3.0 grade-point average in mathematics; and
  • coursework in abstract algebra, linear algebra, and advanced calculus or introduction to analysis (comparable to KU's MATH 500, 558, and 590.)

The following materials must be submitted online:

  • Transcript from each college or university the applicant has attended,
  • Applicant's résumé/curriculum vitae,
  • A list of textbooks used in the applicant's mathematics courses beyond calculus (please include authors),
  • A statement of purpose indicating the applicant's mathematical preferences and interests, and
  • Three letters of recommendation, submitted directly by the recommenders.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23951 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23951 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9989 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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