Graduate Program Mathematics Request Info Info Sessions Admission Details Tuition Contact Us Degree Details Masters (M) Total Credits 45 Start Term Any Delivery Method On campus Program Details (M) Learn more about our academic program delivery methods College College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics + Statistics Mathematics Master's Degree Overview Dig into your interest in mathematics while enhancing your research skills and job preparedness. PSU's master's degree in Mathematics prepares you for a career in community college teaching, industrial work in mathematics, or continued doctoral studies. You'll deepen your knowledge of mathematics, both pure and applied, and explore its use in real-world applications through rigorous coursework and research projects. Our alumni are accepted to Ph.D. programs in mathematics, applied mathematics, and other fields, and are in high demand for a range of jobs, including instructors at high schools and community colleges, software engineers, operations research analysts, financial planners, and investment analysts. For program-specific information about degree details or admission requirements, please visit the department. About the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics The Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. Guided by the mission of Portland State University and by the principles of disciplinary excellence and cross-disciplinary engagement, we are particularly committed to building expertise and providing leadership in such areas as applied and computational mathematics and statistics and mathematics education. Mathematics Master's Degree: Why PSU? Our coursework combines advanced training in the core subjects such as analysis, algebra, number theory, set theory and topology, and graph theory, with courses in computational and applied mathematics subjects such as numerical analysis, mathematical optimization, differential equations, partial differential equations, mathematical control theory, and mathematical modeling. You'll have the opportunity to hone your skills as a researcher with a required research project. Working closely with a faculty advisor, you'll read current mathematical literature in an area of your choice, prepare a research paper, and present the research in a colloquium. Our excellent faculty bring their expertise and cutting-edge research into your classes. They have strong connections to local industry, and are leading researchers on topics such as algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, computational mathematics, dynamical systems, differential equations and control, mathematics education, mathematical physics, statistics and applied probability, and topology and geometry. Research seminars, both department-wide and subject-specific, take place throughout the year, providing you with opportunities to explore mathematical topics and applications outside your classes. What can I do with a Master's degree in Mathematics? Recent graduates have been accepted to Ph.D. programs at Portland State University, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, University of British Columbia, and Michigan State University. With a master's degree in mathematics from PSU, you'll also be sought after for jobs in industry that involve signal processing, computer graphics, risk management, system reliability, software testing and verification, database systems, production line optimization, and market research.