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Master's in Mathematics 

The goal of our graduate program is to train and prepare you for a career in mathematical research and teaching, as well as a career in an industry that values mathematical skills.


  • Thirty-three total credit hours of coursework
  • Eighteen credit hours of core classes (passing with grade of A or B)
  • Completion of report or thesis
  • Electives in computer science, statistics, mathematics or other disciplines depending on your specialization, interests and career objectives
  • Choose from one of eight research groups: Analysis, Commutative Algebra, Lie Theory/Representational Theory, Math Education, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Topology. 


to choose from, covering a wide range of mathematic disciplines.

Research and Faculty

Math Learning Center

Oklahoma State offers internationally renowned faculty with a long-standing tradition of excellence in research and teaching. The OSU Department of Mathematics maintains a supportive and friendly environment in which you can develop to your fullest potential. Our facilities, located in the Mathematical Sciences Building, include a state-of-the-art 3D printing lab and recently remodeled classrooms equipped with the latest technology.

Admissions Requirements

  • At least 18 undergraduate credit hours in mathematics beyond elementary integral calculus
  • Introductory courses in related fields such as physics, statistics and computer science recommended
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts
  • Names and email addresses of three references
  • Curriculum vitae or resum√© (consider including a list of math courses taken and associated textbooks used)

Test Scores:

  • GRE preferred but not required
  • TOEFL scores required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers
  • Speaking section of TOEFL-iBT should be taken if applying for assistantship

Application Deadlines:

  • February 1 (fall admission)
  • October 1 (spring admission)
*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are for full consideration.
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Cost & Assistance

Financial assistance is available for teaching and research. This primarily comes in the form of a teaching assistantships, but some advanced students receive support from faculty grants. A teaching assistantship includes a waiver of both resident and non-resident tuition for eligible credit hours during the academic year. Currently, stipends for the academic year (nine months) range from $18,261 to $21,222. Stipend enhancements are available for outstanding applicants. Stipends for summer support are available for some teaching assistants. A teaching assistantship also includes health insurance.


Fellowships are also available, with preference given to students who plan to ultimately pursue a Ph.D. In addition, the department gives a number of monetary awards each year for outstanding academic achievement and for excellent teaching.



Assistantships and Scholarships

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