Here, you find solutions to real-world challenges.
Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply
mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems in
business, engineering, healthcare, and other fields. Governors State’s Master of Science in Mathematicscovers a wide
range of mathematics including abstract algebra, probability and statistics,
combinatorics, advanced calculus, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the history of
mathematics, financial mathematics, and mathematical modeling while emphasizing
both the applied and theoretical aspects of these disciplines.
your career goals.
As a student of the Mathematics M.S., you will
receive intensive training in both applied and theoretical mathematics, allowing
you to focus your professional goals in your academic interests.
Applied mathematicians typically work in alignment with individuals in other
occupations—such as chemists, materials scientists, chemical engineers, and
industrial designers—to test and analyze product effectiveness.
Theoretical mathematicians study
theoretical or abstract mathematical concepts as they identify, research, and
resolveunexplained issues in mathematics. They are
concerned primarily with exploring new areas and relationships of mathematical
theories to increase knowledge and understanding about the field.
Why get a
Master of Science in Mathematics?
With an M.S. in Mathematics, you will be gain
valuable skills in problem solving and mathematical inquiry, qualifying you to
pursue a career using mathematics or to continue your studies at the Ph.D.
level. Many mathematicians use their skillset to pursue careers in fields such
as computer programming, system analysis, statistics, or data science and
collected in 2017 reflected the median annual salary for Mathematicians at $105,810
with an average range of $72,440 – $129,730 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Chicago’s median
salary for Mathematicians is $103,410.
Achieve your master’s degree in as little as 18 months. Governors
State’s 34-credit hour Mathematics M.S. is offered fully on-campus or in a
hybrid format. Enroll full-time to jumpstart your career or part-time for added
Going back to school for my MS in Mathematics after a significant layoff from academia study was initially a terrifying thought. However, my personal advisor, Dr. Galante, made my transition seamless. She tailored the course of action I needed to take and suggested courses to advance my skill set as a professional educator--and did they ever. Other professors took time to clarify difficult mathematical ideas and encourage me when I felt I couldn’t go any farther. I highly endorse this program without reservation.
Dr. J. Christopher Tweddle, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Students in the M.S. of Mathematics program develop problem-solving skills that apply in the real world. Many of them focus their thesis project on the concepts of mathematical modeling and come up with great solutions, like how to most efficiently board an airplane or where to locate fire stations to minimize response time. Last year, I co-wrote a paper with a student using mathematical modeling to show how humans could survive in a zombie apocalypse—these models can be real or theoretical, but are always beneficial.