Employment of mathematicians is expected to increase at a faster than average rate when compared to all occupations. Employment of actuaries is expected to increase by 21 percent over the 2008-2018 period, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-2011"
Learn the knowledge and skills you need for both current and future job markets with an M.S. in Mathematics from Governors State University. With this degree, you will master two of the most valued workplace attributes - the ability to think critically and to solve problems.
The graduate mathematics program qualifies you for careers using mathematics. The program emphasizes problem solving and mathematical inquiry. Course work covers a wide range of mathematics including abstract algebra, probability and statistics, combinatorics, advanced calculus, the history of mathematics, financial mathematics and mathematical modeling, while emphasizing both the applied and theoretical aspects of these disciplines. The use of the most current mathematics technology will help you analyze and solve problems like an experienced mathematician.
Students who wish to pursue actuarial careers are prepared to take the initial two actuarial examinations by completing one of the required core courses and one elective mathematics course in financial mathematics. Students who wish to strengthen their knowledge of computer science may select two computer science courses under the direction of their advisor.
Program Fact Sheet
Admission, Degree and Graduation Requirements
Please meet with your faculty advisor during the first semester to complete your study plan.