Why earn a master's degree in mathematics?

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March 1

To study mathematics is to understand the building blocks of our everyday world. The M.S. program at UND prepares you to pursue doctoral work or step directly into high-demand careers in teaching, industry, the public sector and beyond.

The M.S. program offers a thesis option and a non-thesis option, as well as concentrations in:

  • Pure math
  • Applied math
  • Statistics

No matter which focus you choose, you'll join a close-knit, friendly department and immerse yourself in scholarly activity. With a student/faculty ratio of less than one at the graduate level, you'll work closely with expert faculty as you pursue your mathematical interests and prepare for a fulfilling career.

Mathematics M.S. at UND

  • Apply for a graduate teaching assistantship.

  • Hear from experts in the field through our visiting speaker series.

  • Pursue independent research on a mathematical topic of interest.

  • Study and get coursework help at the Math Learning Center & Computer Lab.

Mathematics M.S. Careers 


Median annual salary for mathematicians and statisticians

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Anticipated job growth for mathematicians and statisticians

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A master's degree in mathematics opens the door to a variety of challenging and interesting careers. Your M.S. provides you with some of today's most highly prized skills, including problem solving, logic and abstract thought.

Program graduates have gone on to Ph.D. programs and to high-level jobs in industry and in the public sector. In some cases, a graduate degree automatically puts you into a higher salary bracket.

Mathematics graduates find employment in industries such as:

  • Insurance companies
  • Financial institutions
  • Government
  • Education
  • Software development
  • Engineering

When You Earn a master's degree in Mathematics

A master's degree in Mathematics gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Curriculum Development
  • Java (Programming Language)
  • R (Programming Language)

UND Mathematics Alumni

Mathematics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Unitedhealth Group, Inc.
  • Bismarck State College
  • Dynamic Signal, Inc.
  • Epic Systems Corporation

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