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Mathematics, M.Sc.

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University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
The Department of Mathematics at Louisiana State University offers programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) as well as various options for a Masters degree (MS) in Mathematics. It is also possible for a graduate student enrolled in another field to obtain a minor in mathematics.


The Mathematics program is offered at Louisiana State University.

The MS degree in mathematics is available as both a non-thesis and a thesis degree. There is also a thesis MS with concentration in applications as well as a thesis MS with a concentration in financial mathematics. These four options entail different requirements.

  • The non-thesis MS in mathematics requires 36 semester hours, of which at least 24 hours must be in mathematics and at least 18 must be in 7000-level mathematics courses. Since this MS program prepares a student to take the Comrehensive/PhD Qualifying Exam, it is the normal choice of curriculum for doctoral-preparatory study
  • The thesis MS in Mathematics without concentration is completion of at least 36 semester hours of graduate credit, of which at least 24 hours must be in mathematics, and at least 18 must be in 7000-level mathematics courses. During the second semester of study, the student will need to form an Advisory Committee of at least three members of the graduate faculty in mathematics, one of whom will be the student's Thesis Advisor and the Chair of the Committee. These faculty members must represent at least two of the following specialties: algebra, analysis, applied math or combinatorics, topology. With the Advisor's suggestion, and the Committee's approval, the student will select a thesis topic. The thesis must be an original and interesting contribution to the field, or a worthwhile and useful expository work, or a substantial application of mathematics.
  • The thesis MS in Mathematics with concentration in Applications is designed to provide graduate students in the sciences an opportunity to obtain a mathematics degree directly related to their specialty. To benefit the most students, flexibility is required. The range of applications of mathematics continues to broaden, and the uses and training needed varies with the student and his research objectives.
  • The thesis MS in Mathematics with concentration in Financial Mathematics: Integrating financial theory with applied mathematics, this interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare individuals with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, or the quantitative sciences for careers in today's sophisticated financial markets. 

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.
  • Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores. 
  • A copy of the name page of your passport.
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas). Note: Your application will be processed even if your financial documents are not included.

Tuition Fee

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    29000 USD/year
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  • National

    28868 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11953 USD/year
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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