Immerse yourself in the study of mathematics and build your skills as an analytical
thinker and problem solver.
Studying mathematics gives you the skills you need to succeed in any field — skills
including logic, problem solving and abstract thinking. An M.S. in Mathematics at
UND sets you up for success.
Est. time to complete:
30 (thesis option) or 32 (non-thesis option)
Why earn a master's degree in mathematics?
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
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.
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:
When You Earn a master's degree in Mathematics
A master's degree in Mathematics gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
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
Mathematics Courses You Could Take
MATH 512. Modern Analysis I. 3 Credits.
Algebras and ó - algebras, Borel sets, measures, measurable sets and Lebesgue measure, non-measurable sets, measurable functions, the definition and basic properties of the Lebesgue integral, Fatou's lemma, the monotone convergence theorem, and Lebesgue's dominated convergence theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 432.
MATH 515. Applied Mathematics. 3 Credits.
The content of the course varies but includes current topics in applied mathematics such as: (1) ordinary or partial differential equations, (2) approximation theory and perturbation techniques, (3) modeling and computer simulation, (4) special functions, (5) numerical analysis, (6) variational methods, (7) transforms, (8) integral equations. Prerequisite: MATH 266 or consent of instructor.
MATH 520. Topology I. 3 Credits.
Point set topology, including metric spaces and such topics as homeomorphisms, separation axioms, compactness, connectedness, general convergence, compactification and metrizability. Prerequisite: MATH 431.
MATH 541. Linear Statistical Models. 3 Credits.
Distributions of quadratic forms, general linear hypotheses of full rank, least squares, Gauss-Markoff theorem, estimability, parametric transformations, Cochran's theorem, projection operators and conditional inverses in generalized least squares, applications to ANOVA and experimental design models. Prerequisite: MATH 422 or consent of instructor.
MATH 542. Advanced Topics in Statistics and Probability. 3 Credits.
The content of the course varies but may include (but is not restricted to) current topics in statistics and probability such as (1) time series, (2) sampling, (3) nonparametric statistics, (4) experimental design, (5) probability theory, (6) statistical theory, (7) multivariate statistical analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 541 or consent of instructor.
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