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The M.S. degree provides solid foundation in the theoretical and applied aspects of mathematics.  This degree has strengths in set theory, topology, knot theory, statistics, computational statistics, numerical analysis, cryptology, and applied and computational mathematics.


Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Mathematics, M.S.

Contact Information

Dr. Jens Harlander
Graduate Program Coordinator
(208) 426-3312
Math Building, 140A
1910 University Dr., Boise, ID  83725-1555

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. A curriculum vitae or resume.
  4. A one-page essay indicating career objectives, field of interest, and if a teaching assistantship and/or research fellowship is desired.
  5. Official GRE scores.
  6. Three letters of recommendation. At least two should be from persons who know your academic work.


Teaching assistantships are awarded competitively every year. Assistantships include a waiver of all tuition and fees, student health insurance, and a stipend of $15,400 to cover living expenses.
Research assistantships are also sometimes available. Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for more information.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Priority Admissions: February 1