University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
285 USD/credit
285 USD/credit
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University of Nevada, Reno offers an M.S. in Mathematics with degree options in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

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The M.S. Graduate Handbook (PDF) provides essential information concerning this degree program. For additional information, see the Graduate School website or contact the Chair of the M.S. graduate program, Professor Stanislav Jabuka.

We encourage our graduate students to strive for excellence in their research and their course work. We also provide professional development opportunities for our students in the form of mentoring and workshops within the department and through the Graduate School via the Graduate Student Association. Many of our students also participate in external internships, and have opportunities to collaborate with researchers from other departments at UNR and from outside institutions.

Within the M.S. program students can choose one of three program options: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics. (Note: We are currently revising our course offerings, and the outdated information below will be revised.)

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

Pure Mathematics
  • Abstract and Real Analysis I
  • Modern Algebra I and
  • At least one of the following three courses:
  • Abstract and Real Analysis II
  • Modern Algebra II or
  • Algebraic Topology

Applied Mathematics Option

  • Abstract and Real Analysis I as well as
  • One of the following sequences:
  • Numerical Analysis and Approximation I and II
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos I and II
  • Operations Research I and II
  • Stochastic Models and Simulation and Mathematical Statistics or
  • Methods in Applied Math I and II
Statistics Option
  • A First Course in Probability
  • Introduction to Regression and Linear Models
  • Abstract and Real Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Multivariate Data Analysis, and
  • At least one of the following courses:
  • Stochastic Models and Simulation
  • Survival Analysis and
  • Time Series Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

    The application package includes: 
  • 1) Official transcripts 
  • 2) GRE (general test) 
  • 3) TOEFL (minimal scores: 550 for paper test, 79 for Internet test ) or IELTS (6.5)
  •  4) Statement of Purpose 
  • 5) Letters of Recommendation (at least one letter is required) 
  • The deadline for Fall admission is March 1, and for Spring admission – November 1st, annually.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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