MS Mathematics

A Master’s Degree in Mathematics from A&M-Central Texas prepares you for high-demand careers in machine learning, data science, data mining, statistical analysis, or higher education. Employment of mathematicians and statisticians with a master's degree is projected to grow 30 percent through 2028.

Program Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 36 Hours

A Master's Degree in Mathematics from A&M-Central Texas prepares you for high-demand careers in machine learning, data science, data mining, statistical analysis, or higher education.

An Affordable Degree to Boost Your Career

Students in Dr. Throns' Numerical Analysis class discuss an assignment at their computers

The Master's Degree in Mathematics program includes rigorous training in the advanced mathematical disciplines required by business, government and education: Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Operations Research, and more. A&M-Central Texas' graduate program features a high degree of personal interaction with your professors, whether your choose on-campus or asynchronous online study. 

As one of the most affordable public universities in Texas, A&M-Central Texas gives students a predictable and cost-effective path to a master's degree, with personalized assistance from academic, financial aid, and admissions advisors — from the first day through graduation.

Investing in Yourself and Your Future

For educators in Texas, a master's degree in mathematics can provide entry to community-college teaching positions or to a higher annual salary for high school mathematics teachers. In other professions, the MS in Mathematics is a sought-after entry requirement for employment in data science, data mining, machine learning, informatics, and other in-demand careers in the Information Age.

2018 median salary of $88,190 for mathematicians and statisticians with a master's degree in mathematics.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Industry-Level Tools, Research and an Opportunity for Publication

Online or on-campus, the A&M-Central Texas master's program immerses you in mathematic thought and practice, with a combination of structured coursework and opportunities for project classes addressing real-life mathematical challenges using a range of industry-level mathematical skills and technology, including Python, R, and other programming environments.

Publications Featuring Student Work

In addition to an advanced mathematical education, graduate students pursuing the MS degree in Mathematics have the opportunity to participate in research and project classes which can lead to scholarly publication. See recent publications, books, and other work featuring A&M-Central Texas Masters students in Mathematics.

"The professors and the faculty are really good at working with you and helping you figure out where you want to go and guiding you through the process."
- Katrina Smith, M.S. Mathematics 2019

Required and Elective Degree Courses


Degree Core Classes, Four Required:
Course Number Description Prerequisite
MATH 5305 Probability and Statistics MATH 3311
MATH 5308 Abstract AlgebraMATH 4332
MATH 5360 Numerical Analysis MATH 4309
MATH 5350 Applied Linear AlgebraMATH 3332
Degree Elective Classes, Four Required:
Machine Learning, Data Science, Mathematical Modeling, Operations Research, Project-based Courses
Related Elective Classes, Four Required:
Information Systems, Education, Business, Social Sciences

Faculty Advisor

If you are interested in the mathematics program please contact:

Dr. Christopher Thron
Associate Professor and Chair in Mathematics
Phone: 585-204-0314

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