Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science in Mathematics: Applied Mathematics


5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Applied Mathematics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Applied Mathematics is designed for those with a strong undergraduate background in mathematics who wish to better prepare themselves for careers in applied mathematics or college teaching of mathematics. We constantly examine our curriculum to make our course offering better connected with the job market requirements. The program is designed so that the student can concentrate in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Operational Research. Careers • Mathematical modeling • Optimization methods • Quantitative methodology • Actuarial mathematics • Forecasting skills • College level teaching • Doctoral studies Students select electives appropriate to their area of concentration in consultation with their graduate advisor. Required courses …………………………………………………6 cr. Math 430 Discrete Mathematical Structures Math* 495 Project in Mathematics Eight* elective courses in which three may be 300 level courses approved by the advisor………………24 cr. The full description of program requirements and all the courses can be found in the department’s brochure and in the NEIU Catalog. As a part of the degree, students will prepare a thesis or a written project for credit. A formal presentation of the paper is required. Students must also pass a comprehensive examination covering selected areas. *If a student elects to prepare a thesis, then they will register for thesis credit as approved by the advisor. The thesis option requires only seven elective courses are required and MATH 494 replaces MATH 495.


The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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