Join one of the premier centers in the Southeast for research in mathematics in our master's program designed for outstanding preparation of students who wish to continue into a Ph.D. program.
We provide a stimulating and supportive environment for graduate studies. Our internationally renowned faculty and modern computing facilities produce graduates ready for careers in academic research, college and university teaching, and industry. The program of study for the M.A. degree is usually narrower in scope than the M.S. but more intense in content.
Be a strong candidate for graduate schools and careers in a variety of different fields when you complete this master's degree.
Make research your priority while also preparing yourself to teach and be an academic citizen.
Become a part of a friendly, cooperative and welcoming place in USC's Department of Mathematics.
Teach in a peer mentoring program for graduate student instructors, and work as an instructor for undergraduate courses.
What You’ll Study
Coursework for the degree is regarded as preparatory for the Ph.D. Build the skills you need for your career. Explore courses in algebra, calculus, statistics and geometry as taught at the secondary level, as well as the basic elements of group theory, ring theory and real analysis. Demonstrate teaching proficiency. A thesis is required.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal
Using mathematical or statistical models to replicate real-world scenarios and predict outcomes
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- University Faculty Member
- Data Scientist
- Research Analyst
- Public Sector
- Private Sector
- Aerospace Industry