Students pursuing the M.A. degree in mathematics may choose a field in either pure or applied mathematics. The pure mathematics emphasis is well suited for students preparing to teach at the high school, junior college, or four year liberal arts college level. Those who concentrate on applied courses in the M.A. program build a foundation for the application of mathematics in industry and the continuation of their education in the Ph.D. program in applied mathematics. Our graduates will have abilities in the basic areas of algebra and analysis, and a breadth of knowledge in core subjects at the graduate level. They will study at least one area of mathematics or statistics in depth and will understand some of the contemporary research in applied mathematics and statistics. They will develop the ability to prepare and deliver oral and written presentations and the ability to pursue mathematical knowledge independently.
The M.S. degree in computer science emphasizes practical aspects of the field. Our graduates will develop expertise in at least one modern programming language. They will possess a breadth of knowledge of core areas in computer science, and will develop depth of knowledge in one area of the subject. They will be prepared to independently learn and adapt new technology and they will develop the ability to read current research in some areas. They will have the capability to prepare and deliver oral and written presentations on topics in computer science.
The Ph.D. in applied mathematics has options in mathematics and computer science. The mathematics option prepares students for a leadership role involving research and development in both industrial and academic settings. Students choosing this option will develop abilities in the basic areas of algebra and analysis and will possess breadth of knowledge in core subjects at the graduate level. They will study at least one area of mathematics or statistics in depth and will understand contemporary research in applied mathematics and statistics. They will develop the ability to prepare and deliver oral and written presentations, and they will possess the ability to pursue and produce mathematical knowledge independently.
Students choosing the computer science option will develop a breadth of abilities in the core areas of computer science at the graduate level. They will gain a depth of ability in contemporary research in their chosen subfield of computer science, and will be able to pursue independent research in their area of specialization.
Students may enroll in any of these graduate programs on a part-time basis.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. This accreditation applies to all baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Our next scheduled comprehensive evaluation will be 2018
International Student Requirements:
Minimum IELTS score of 6.5
Facts & Figures
International Financial Aid:
# of Credits Required:
30 MA; 60 PhD
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
$415.20 instate; $608.40 nonresident USD