12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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You have a solid grasp of the science of numbers, but now you want a more theoretical and abstract understanding of math. In this Mathematics program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, we can give you the problem-solving skills you need for a career in business, government, teaching, or another profession.


As a matter of fact, chances are your job will require knowledge from at least one of our core courses: algebra, analysis, geometry, numerical analysis, probability/statistics, and topology. If you're an undergrad, you may want to take a look at our accelerated master's option. 

After that, you and your faculty advisor can sit down together, review your career goals, and decide which specialty is better for you. You'll have two options. If you want to pursue an advanced degree, such as a PhD, you'll probably want to choose Plan I (thesis option). With this plan you'll complete both your required coursework and a thesis based on original research. Plan II (non-thesis option) is great for enriching your current career or starting one upon graduation.

The M.S. program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham is designed to prepare students for careers in:

  • secondary or junior college-level teaching,
  • business,
  • industry,
  • government, and
  • Ph.D. programs (for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics but whose undergraduate education did not provide a sufficient background in advanced mathematics to directly enter a Ph.D. program).

Fast Facts:

  • Mathematics graduates work as university professors, scientists, statisticians, marketing analysts, and more.
  • The median annual salary for mathematicians and statisticians in 2020 was $93,290 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Programme Structure


  • Algebra I: Linear
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Graph Theory and Combinatorics
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Vector Analysis
  • Transforms
  • Intermediate Differential Equations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

To apply for admission you have to provide:

  • academic records,
  • three letters of recommendation,
  • a personal essay,
  • a resume or CV, and
  • scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Test.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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