Master of Science in Mathematics


The Mathematics MS degree curriculum at The University of Texas at Dallas offers a balanced list of applied and theoretical courses and attractive electives. To satisfy the degree requirements, the Mathematical Sciences Department currently offers a choice between four tracks: mathematics, applied mathematics, engineering mathematics and data science. 

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Mathematics

Catalog page: MS

MS in Mathematics Fact Sheet

MS in Mathematics Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Test score required: Yes

GRE scores of at least 143 verbal, 155 quantitative and 310 combined are preferred. Higher standards prevail for applicants seeking teaching assistantships.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Admissions essay required: Yes

This narrative should indicate which degree and major is being applied for and should provide a personal discussion of the applicant's background, interests, and goals in relation to the desired degree and major.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Pankaj Choudhary
Associate Professor
Office: FO 2.402D

Possible Careers

Graduates of the program seek positions in industry, government, consulting firms or financial firms, and as community college teachers. Available emphases allow candidates to tailor their future careers by targeting their educational background to their subdiscipline of choice. The job of a mathematician consistently appears among the top jobs in the rankings of 200 jobs by CareerCast's Jobs Rated Almanac based upon factors such as work environment, income, hiring outlook and stress.

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.



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