Master of Science in Applied Mathematics
The Applied Mathematics degree prepares students to see the whole equation.
Employment in master’s-level occupations is projected to grow by almost 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, the fastest of any education level. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
A master’s degree holder can expect to earn an average of 20 percent more than someone who has only earned their bachelor’s degree. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).
Employment in math occupations is projected to grow 27% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 56,100 jobs. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).
New applications of mathematics are constantly being discovered, and established techniques are being applied in new ways and in emerging fields. Students have the option to participate in one of two tracks offered: data science or coursework. The track option allows students to be able to personalize their education with more in-depth knowledge of data science or other areas of interest. Learn more here.
Northeastern’s Master of Science in Applied Mathematics caters to students who are looking to enter or who are currently working in a variety of applied math careers, such as financial service and investment firms, data science and high-tech firms, computer information and software firms, and academic institutions and research institutes.
- 1-2 years
- Full-time & part-time offerings
- On campus in Boston
Program meets F1 Visa Requirements
- Fall Domestic: August 1
- Spring Domestic: December 1
- Fall International: July 1
- Spring International: November 1
- International currently on a F1 visa in the US:
- Fall: July 15
- Spring: November 1
*For the Data Science Track, students may take other courses not on the list above from the Khoury College of Computer Sciences in consultation with their faculty advisor.
*For the Coursework Track, courses outside of Math may be chosen with faculty approval.
More courses in MATH subject can be found on Northeastern Course Catalog.
Rohit Thakur decided to pursue a MS in Operations Research at the College of Science to develop his mathematical thinking. He has completed two co-ops during his time here, at Rue Gilt and Nestle, which have broadened his horizons.
“My classes at Northeastern provided me with the in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills required to excel in my co-ops. The professors are industry experts who keep an outstanding balance between application and theory when teaching any course.”
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Delve into your future career path on co-op
The department of mathematics’ graduate co-op program allows students to take a four- to eight-month term during their degree to gain industry experience in their chosen field. Our co-op coordinator is dedicated to helping develop each student’s career direction and job opportunities.
Students from the program find co-op appointments in a wide variety of fields, including scientific modeling and research, consumer and business analytics, financial modeling, healthcare analytics, and statistical analysis. Learn more here.
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