Master of Science in Mathematics


Each student's program will be designed individually to meet the student's interests and goals.

Faculty research occurs in the areas of theoretical and applied mathematics. The Mathematics program accomodates students desiring an applied background for a career in government and industry as well as students desiring a more theoretical background for further graduate studies.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent education in a foreign institution.
  • Undergraduate degree in mathematics or equivalent.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • TOEFL score of 550 or higher for international applicants whose first language is not English or who have not completed a university degree in the U.S. or other English-Speaking institution.
  • The GRE is not required for admission into the program.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Mathematics degree  is available in both a thesis  (recommended) and a non-thesis option.

For students electing the thesis option, the program requires 24 hours of acceptable course work  and 6 hours of credit for the thesis. For students not electing to write a thesis, 36 hours of acceptable  coursework, including Mathematics 5396, are required. Students must enroll in Mathematics 5195 each semester  of residence.

Comprehensive written exams are required of all students.  Students who write a thesis may have a portion of the comprehensive examination waived.

All students in the program will be expected to complete the following required  graduate courses:

  • Math 5331 (Real Variables)
  • Math 5351 (Complex Variables)
  • Stat 5380 (Mathematical Statistics I)

For the most current information on degrees offered and their requirements, please visit the Mathematical Sciences section of UTEP's Graduate Catalog.