Mathematics, MS

for the Master of Science in Mathematics


department chair: Jeremy Tyson

director of graduate studies: Lee DeVille


overview of admissions & requirements: https://math.illinois.edu/admissions/graduate-program-mathematics-admissions#MS-Math

overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply


department website: http://www.math.illinois.edu

department faculty: https://math.illinois.edu/research/faculty-research and https://math.illinois.edu/directory/faculty-by-type


college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


department office: 273 Altgeld Hall, 1409 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-5749

email: math-grad@illinois.edu


The MS in Mathematics program allows students a wide range of course choices and can offer good preparation either for a job in industry or for pursuit of a doctorate in mathematics at another university. It is rare, though not impossible, for students to enter the PhD program at the University of Illinois after finishing the MS in Mathematics. The degree requires 32 credit hours and can normally be completed in 18 months. A master's thesis is optional. Applications are accepted for Fall semester each year. Financial aid is generally not available.


Graduate Degree Programs in Mathematics


Actuarial Science, MS

Applied Mathematics, MS

Mathematics, MS

Mathematics, PhD

optional concentrations:

Actuarial Science & Risk Analytics

Computational Science and Engineering

Teaching of Mathematics, MS

Computational Science and Engineering

for the Master of Science in Mathematics


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Guide to Graduate Studies and the Graduate College Handbook.  

Thesis Option

Select one of the following:3-4
Complex Variables
Real Analysis
Complex Variables I
Select one of the following:3-4
Intro to Abstract Algebra II
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
MATH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours Required: 32

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (in MATH)
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Non-Thesis Option

Select one of the following:3-4
Complex Variables
Real Analysis
Complex Variables I
Select one of the following:3-4
Intro to Abstract Algebra II
Abstract Algebra I
Abstract Algebra II
Total Hours Required: 32

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
MATH 405, MATH 406, MATH 415, MATH 444, and MATH 499 cannot be counted toward this graduate degree.
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 24
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (in MATH)
Minimum GPA: 3.0