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Mathematics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The comprehensive examination for the Master of Arts degree is based on the content of three 2000-level mathematics courses. They are chosen by the student in consultation with his or her advisor, and the topics, along with the names of three examiners, must be submitted in writing to the Graduate Committee for approval. After approval has been obtained, the examination committee, chaired by the student's advisor, will give the student a list of basic questions in the chosen areas. At an agreed-upon time, the committee will conduct an oral examination of the student. Examination questions will be drawn from the list of basic questions. The committee also will be free to ask additional questions in the areas encompassed by the chosen subjects. If the student is judged to have passed the oral part of the exam, the committee at its option will request the student to prepare a short paper on a subject in one of the examination areas. This must be submitted within two weeks, and the committee will then reconvene to determine whether the student has passed or failed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Elementary Number Theory
  • Numerical Optimization Method
  • Industrial Numerical Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • $50 check or payment voucher if you chose to pay your application fee by credit card
  • Official GRE scores from ETS are optional but strongly recommended.
  • Students will be required to upload copies of their undergraduate transcripts and when applicable graduate transcripts.  
  • Three letters of recommendation from evaluators who can address your potential for success in a graduate program in the mtathematical sciences. The referee should use one of the following forms: DOC or PDF. Evaluators have the option of submitting the letters online.
  • A statement of purpose (intellectual and professional goals and a short essay on why you want to study in this department).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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