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Master of Science in Mathematics

Cleveland State University's Master of Science in Mathematics is designed to provide a variety of graduate level mathematical options for students interested in a deeper understanding of theoretical and applied mathematics. Students graduating with this degree often pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics, teach secondary school mathematics, or seek employment as an actuary or analyst.

The Master of Science in Mathematics with the Specialization in Applied Statistics provides students with a broad background in applied statistical methodology. Graduates from this program find employment in Northeast Ohio and beyond as statistical analysts. Statisticians work in both government, industry, and business.

The demand for people trained in mathematics and statistics will continue to grow because of the central role of both fields in science, engineering, health, and business.

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Department of Mathematics
Phone: 216.687.4680
mathematics@csuohio.edu

 

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Students should have completed a sequence in calculus and analytical geometry as well as courses in linear algebra and differential equations and at least eight credits in junior or senior level mathematics courses.  
  • Students should have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, engineering, or another scientific or technical area. 

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 & at least 17 in each section
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 3.8

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester – January 15th
    • Spring Semester – October 15th

*Fall & Spring admission only.

Program Requirements

  • MTH 514 - Linear Algebra and Functions of Several Variables

Students may choose any 7 of the following courses to meet elective requirements.

  • MTH 516 - Complex Analysis
  • MTH 521 - Time Series Analysis
  • MTH 520 - Combinatorial Mathematics
  • MTH 524 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics
  • MTH 525 - Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Science I
  • MTH 531 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • MTH 534 - Differential Geometry
  • MTH 537 - Operations Research I
  • MTH 567 - Applied Regression Models
  • MTH 571 - Statistical Methods for Genetic Data
  • MTH 577 - Numerical Methods I
  • MTH 587 - Dynamical Systems
  • MTH 593 - Special Topics In Mathematics
  • MTH 693 - Special Topics In Mathematics
  • MTH 597 - Readings In Mathematics
  • MTH 697 - Readings In Mathematics
  • MTH 626 - Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Science II
  • MTH 638 - Operations Research II
  • MTH 668 - Applied Linear Models II
  • MTH 675 - Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • MTH 678 - Numerical Methods II

MTH 696 - Mathematics Exit Project

The specialization in Applied Statistics is earned by completing the following courses:

  • MTH 514 - Linear Algebra and Functions of Several Variables
  • MTH 567 - Applied Regression Models
  • MTH 571 - Statistical Methods for Genetic Data
  • MTH 668 - Applied Linear Models II
  • MTH 675 - Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • MTH 696 - Mathematics Exit Project

In addition, the student needs to earn 12 elective credits by enrolling in three of the following courses. 

  • MTH 521 - Time Series Analysis
  • MTH 531 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • MTH 525 - Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Science I
  • MTH 593 - Special Topics In Mathematics
  • MTH 537 - Operations Research I
  • MTH 577 - Numerical Methods I
  • MTH 626 - Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Science II
  • MTH 638 - Operations Research II
  • MTH 678 - Numerical Methods II
Did You Know?

Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Career Outcomes

  • Graduates are working in the federal government, private science research companies, private engineering research companies, educational settings, and business firms. 
  • Graduates can find positions including: operations research analyst, actuary, statistical analyst, and teacher.
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: J.M. Smuckers, Bridgestone Americas, STERIS, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools, Nestle, University Hospitals, AmTrust, Progressive, and Great American Insurance Group.