Prepare for high-demand careers in teaching or scientific research settings, or take the next step toward your Ph.D.. The mathematics master’s degree program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks combines a solid foundation of core courses with a research experience you can design based on your needs.
With approximately a 1:1 student-faculty ratio, our program provides a level of collaboration and personal mentorship that will enrich your educational experience. Teaching assistantships are available, and all students engage in a research experience through a thesis or project.
When you complete your mathematics master’s degree, you can count on finding a job in your field: 100% of our graduates over the past 15 years are employed in areas relating to their graduate study.
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Why Earn Your Mathematics Master’s Degree at UAF?
The M.S. in mathematics at UAF is a rigorous program that offers exciting opportunities for research and applied learning. You can take courses with either a pure or an applied mathematical emphasis. You’ll also complete a project or thesis developed in consultation with your graduate advisor. Classes are small, and faculty are actively engaged in research and teaching.
What Can You Do With a Mathematics Master’s Degree?
Studies have found that almost 95% of workers use some form of math in their jobs, making mathematics one of the most versatile degree programs. Some of our master’s in math graduates have gone on to careers in high school, community college, and university teaching, both in and outside of Alaska. Others work in university research support. Still more have entered Ph.D. and MD-Ph.D. programs at UAF and at other top-ranked institutions.
M.S. in Mathematics Degree Requirements
The mathematics master’s program at UAF prepares students for Ph.D. work, in addition to providing a terminal degree for those planning to enter industry or education. Coursework for the program covers topics such as algebra, real and complex analysis, and topology.
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