American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Mathematics (MA)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Mathematics (MA)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In addition to the conventional master’s degree in pure and applied mathematics, we have the option of a professional master’s degree that serves as either pre-service or in-service training for teachers. It is accessible to both full and part time students and is particularly well-suited for "career switchers" who want to begin teaching or for teachers who wish to upgrade their knowledge. Full-time students can finish their degree in 12 to 15 months and part-time students can complete the degree in two years. Financial aid is available through teaching assistantships; there are also wide opportunities for internships in Washington, DC, with schools, government agencies, and private organizations.


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education & the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission's website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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