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.

Career Options

  • 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.
  • 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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to the M.S in Mathematics (Secondary Education Concentration)

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements for admission
  • Applicants must have successfully completed 18 or more credit hours of College level Mathematics content courses that include Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Discrete mathematics. Equivalent courses completed in other subject areas such as physics, engineering, business, computer sciences etc. may apply.
  • GRE:  Not required

Admission to the M.S in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics Concentration)

  • Applicants must have successfully completed at least six courses (i.e., 18 or more credit hours of College level Mathematics content courses) above Multivariable Calculus preferably including two of the following or their equivalent.
  • Applicants are expected to be familiar with at least one mathematical or statistical computer package such as R, Maple, Minitab, Matlab, Mathematica, SPSS, SAS, etc.

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
Living costs

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