M.Sc. On Campus


Northern Illinois University

24 months
873 USD/credit 13095 USD/year
504 USD/credit 7560 USD/year
504 USD/credit 7560 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Mathematics offered by Northern Illinois University focuses on one of four specializations. You will spend your time expanding your knowledge and skills in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics education or pure mathematics.


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University offers specializations in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, and mathematics education within the M.S. degree. Applicants are expected to have completed the equivalent of the requirements for the appropriate emphasis for the B.S. in mathematical sciences at NIU. This requirement may be modified for applicants with promising undergraduate records.

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Pure Mathematics
  • Specialization in Mathematics Education
  • Specialization in Applied Mathematics
  • Specialization in Computational Mathematics

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Real Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Nonlinear Programming 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13095 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 873 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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