College of Arts & Sciences Mathematical Sciences

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Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Arts, Plan B (non-thesis)
    The MA Program can open the door to further growth and professional development for high school teachers seeking a master's degree, or for people who seek employment in other fields, but do not have an interest in a terminal degree.
  • Master of Science, Plan A (thesis) and B (non-thesis)
    The MS Program prepares students for doctoral studies in mathematics and covers advanced topics that will prepare them to take the qualifying exams at other Ph.D. programs without the need for more coursework. Additionally, students can prepare themselves for the Ph.D. program in computational science and statistics implemented by USD, for which the department provides course support.
Prospective math graduate students should have completed a departmental undergraduate major in mathematics equivalent to the one offered by USD. Students who do not have a sufficient background in mathematics may be required to complete course work that will not apply towards a master's degree, e.g., linear algebra and differential equations.


For additional information see our Graduate School Catalog  and visit the Graduate School Website.


ContactUs  Mathematical Sciences Graduate Director
Nan Jiang, Associate Professor
(605) 677-5992