M.Sc. On Campus


Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit 25950 USD/year
865 USD/credit 25950 USD/year
432 USD/credit 12960 USD/year
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The Mathematics program of the Northeastern Illinois University is designed to provide the mathematical background needed to pursue careers in applied mathematics, statistics, industry, and teaching.


Students in the Mathematics program of the Northeastern Illinois University have the option to concentrate in:

  • Applied Mathematics: is designed for those with a strong undergraduate background in mathematics who wish to better prepare themselves for careers that include statistics, applied mathematics, or who intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree at another institute.
  • Secondary Education: prepares students to successfully teach mathematics at High School level. It is designed for teachers who wish to improve their level of competence in mathematics or wish to serve as High School Mathematics Specialists, or wish to teach mathematics at the High School level.

Program Benefits

Secondary Education Concentration

This concentration will benefit individuals who (1) are currently teaching mathematics in high school levels, or (2) plan to teach mathematics in high schools levels, or (3) wish to switch careers and would like to obtain the M.S. in Mathematics and also earn credits toward fulfilling the requirements for a High School Teaching Licensure.

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Students get opportunities to explore more advanced topics in mathematics, with a focus in statistics, applied mathematics, or operations research. Typically students have the ability to select from a wide range of course thought are taught in the evenings. At the end of the program students engage with a faculty member on a research project in mathematics and then present the work as a report and give an oral presentation to the Northeastern Illinois University community. A variety of students in the program are current high school mathematics teachers looking to gain advancement in their knowledge of mathematics and to be eligible to teach higher level math courses in their high school.

Career Options

Secondary Education Concentration

Graduates with the M.S. in Mathematics (Secondary Education concentration) would find employment as mathematics teachers in public and private secondary or high schools, or may pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics education at other institutions.

Applied Mathematics Concentration

Graduates with the M.S. in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics concentration) generally go on to a variety of fields. These fields may include teaching mathematics at the community colleges, becoming an actuary, going on to attain a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related fields, engineering careers, federal government careers, and careers in the financial sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • Modern Geometry
  • Problem Solving, Modeling, And Project In Mathematics With Technology
  • New Directions In Teaching Mathematics In Secondary Schools
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Project In Mathematics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Admission application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (Courses taken at colleges or universities outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services, Inc.)
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation with signed supplemental Letter of Recommendation Forms
  • Any additional program-specific required documents
  • Application fee
  • Notarized Graduate Financial Statement
  • Notarized bank letter(s) from each sponsor’s financial institution
  • TOEFL or IELTS official score report
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Form I-94 and Form I-20 (if applying from within the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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