Master of Science in Mathematics

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois, USA
Master of Science in Mathematics
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • M.S. in Mathematics with sequences in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Applied Statistics, Biomathematics; and Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Education
  • At the master’s level, concentrations are available in secondary mathematics education, pure mathematics, computational mathematics, and applied mathematics, Concentrations are not listed on a student’s transcript
  • Because student needs and interests vary, there is flexibility in the Mathematics master’s degree program at Illinois State University
  • In addition to allowing students to get a strong general background in mathematics, The program allows students to concentrate in:
    • secondary mathematics education
    • statistics
    • actuarial science
    • biomathematics
    • preparation for teaching at a community college level
    • preparation for continuing on to a Ph.D. program in mathematics or mathematics education, or computational or applied mathematics
  • Students can either choose Thesis or Non-thesis option
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1368270 INR
Hostel & Meals709989 INR
Insurance56615 INR
Transportation177387 INR
Housing Application Fee3662 INR
Mandatory Fees175849 INR
Personal Expenses244768 INR
Books & Supplies 60057 INR
Total1428327 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must:
    • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
    • have a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a scale in which an A is a 4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Three-year degrees may be eligible for a review into a graduate degree program, students completing a degree from India must meet specific criteria
    • The degree is from an A or better NAAC accreditation CGPA and an average percentage mark at the graduation of 55 percent or higher or
    • The degree is from a B or better NAAC accreditation CGPA and an average percentage mark at the graduation of 60 percent or higher (i.e., second division or higher) or
    • The student has completed a post-graduate year in the same field or a master’s degree in any field
  • Applicants must have a minimal mathematics background of three semesters of Calculus, one semester of Linear Algebra, and four quantitative courses above the Calculus/Linear Algebra level (for example, advanced mathematics, finance, statistics, econometrics, etc)
    • If it is not clear from applicants transcripts that they have this background, applicants must explain in their statement of purpose
ExamsTOEFL: 79

IELTS: 6.5

GRE: Accepted

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