Why get a master’s degree in pure mathematics?
The Master of Science degree in pure mathematics is an opportunity to advance and solidify an understanding of the mathematical sciences. Study at the master’s level allows the student to focus exclusively on mathematics. Such study can be a point of entry for a career in industry or can lead to doctoral study. Many alumni of the program are currently employed as teachers at local community colleges, while some go on to careers in industry. Many also continue to Ph.D. programs.
Why choose the UNH pure mathematics program?
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNH is small enough to foster direct and meaningful contact between faculty mentors and student peers. The central areas of study are analysis, algebra and topology. In all these areas, master’s students interact with a group of active, highly respected scholars. Our program allows a student to choose various electives, leading to an overview of statistics, mathematics education and applied mathematics. The culminating experience for the master’s program is an oral exam before a committee nominated by the student with departmental approval.