24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students in the Mathematics program at Southern Illinois University can choose from a rich variety of courses in both pure and applied mathematics and statistics. Each master's degree candidate works closely with a professor in writing a research paper or thesis in an area of interest to the student. 


Key Features

The Department of Mathematics offers graduate degree programs leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in Mathematics at Southern Illinois University and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in mathematics. 

A double major at the master’s level between mathematics and a related discipline is also an option. At the doctoral level, a student may specialize in any one of a large number of fields such as algebra, applied mathematics, combinatorics, computational mathematics, control theory, differential equations, geometry, numerical analysis, probability, or statistics. Interdisciplinary programs are also available.

The department is committed to providing a challenging and rewarding experience for its graduate students. The department offers individual attention and mentoring, strives to establish a friendly, supportive environment, and assists students as much as possible to achieve their professional goals. Graduate students have 24 hour access to the departmental computer lab which has thirty state-of-the-art PCs, all with internet connections. For more computing needs, students can access the University Unix computer servers from the lab.

Students interested in the teaching of mathematics may select a minor concentration in education within the Master of Science program in mathematics. Minor work for graduate degrees in other fields, which allow for a minor, is also offered.

Acceptance for graduate study in mathematics and subsequent continuation in the graduate program are at the discretion of the Department of Mathematics, provided that the student has been admitted to the Graduate School and meets the retention standards of the Graduate School. All applicants for the graduate program are considered for teaching assistantships. In order to be considered for a fellowship, the applicant must take the GRE exam, and all applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE General Test.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interest Theory and Financial Derivatives
  • Life Contingencies
  • Loss Models
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Analysis
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Fourier Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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