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Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) , MS,
The study of mathematics, appropriately named the "Queen of the Sciences", is often motivated by problems in other fields, and even by questions that arise within its own domain. Acquaintance with mathematics is necessary to understand pressing problems in culture, science, and daily life.


Informed by cutting-edge, internationally recognized scholarship, our faculty teach classes that address a large spectrum of mathematical study and direct award-winning student research.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Mathematics licensure, a masters in mathematics, and a doctoral degree in applied and computational mathematics through the College of Science and Technology's Computational Science degree program. Members are active in working with students in the Honors College. Many of our students have continued to graduate school here or elsewhere, and many now work in industry or academia.

At the masters level, the program is designed for students to develop a working background in mathematics. Moreover, students interested in applied mathematics can build the foundation to continue in a doctoral program in applied and computational mathematics. 

Programme Structure

The masters program provides flexibility to accommodate a wide range of interests as well as the opportunity to specialize in applied mathematics. All MS courses are elective courses without any restrictions. The specific plan of study is developed by the student and the student’s graduate committee.

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:

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or a related field that satisfies the mathematics requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics at Southern Miss.

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 for regular admission to the MS program.

  • GRE scores of at least 150 in the verbal category and in the quantitative category.

  • A subject GRE is not required.

  • For applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of at least 580 (TOEFL PBT), or 237 (TOEFL CBT), or 92 (TOEFL iBT), or a 6.5 on the IELTS.

  • At least 3 letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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