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).

Earn your Master's in Applied Mathematics

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.

Need more flexibility?

We also offer a MS in Mathematics, MS in Operations Research, and a PhD program. Learn more here.


  • 1-2 years
  • Full-time & part-time offerings
  • On campus in Boston

How to Apply

Learn more about the application process and requirements here.


Tuition is $51,700 (This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2020-2021 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition.)

We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

Learn more about financing your education here.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Domestic: August 1st
  • Spring Domestic: December 1st
  • Fall International: June 1st
  • Spring International: October 1st
  • International currently on a F1 visa in the US:
    • Fall: July 15th
    • Spring: October 31st


  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • All transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Program meets F1 Visa Requirements

Find out what additional documents are required to apply here.

Fall 2021 Mathematics Graduate Level Courses

MATH 5101, Analysis 1: Functions of One Variable
MW 6:00 – 7:30

Instructor: Peter Topalov

MATH 5110, Applied Linear Algebra
MW 5:50 – 7:20

Instructor: He Wang

MATH 5111, Algebra 1
MW 2:50- 4:30

Instructor: Ben Knudsen

MATH 5131, Intro To Mathematical Modeling
MW 7:30 - 9:00

Instructor: Natalia Ptitsyn

MATH 7202, Partial Differential Equations 1
MW 5:50 – 7:20

Instructor: Maxim Braverman

MATH 7205, Numerical Analysis 2
Th 6:00 – 9:00

Instructor: Stuart Brorson

MATH 7233, Graph Theory
MW 3:15 – 4:45

Instructor: Gabor Lippner

MATH 7241, Probability 1
TTh 5:50 – 7:20

Instructor: Chris King

MATH 7343, Applied Statistics
MW 5:50 – 7:20

Instructor: Aidong Ding

MATH 7351, Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
MW 2:00 – 3:30

Instructor: Jonathan Weitsman

MATH 7363, Topics in Algebraic Geometry
MWR 10:30- 11:35

Instructor: Vance Blankers

MATH 7364, Topics in Representation Theory
MR 11:45- 1:25

Instructor: Alexander Martsinkovsky

MATH 7375, Topics in Topology
TR 4:10- 5:40

Instructor: Chris Beasley

MATH 8450, Research Seminar in Mathematics
T 1:00- 5:50

Instructor: Jonathan Weitsman

MATH 7243, Machine Learning and Statistical Learning Theory
MW 3:00-4:30

Instructor: He Wang

MATH 7315 Algebraic Number Theory
MR 6-7:30
Instructor: Evan Dummit

Get involved in our research

Our faculty are involved in 14 research groups focused on mathematics including Probability and Statistics, Partial Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Combinatoric and Discrete Math. Learn more here.

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.

Career Outlook

Earning a degree at Northeastern opens the door to a network of more than 275,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and global nongovernmental organizations. As a result, our community expands continents, furthering our commitment to global, lifelong connections. Learn more here.

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