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Master's in Mathematics

With a master’s in mathematics from UL Lafayette, you can advance your knowledge of applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics through program concentrations plus be introduced to independent study and research. Many of our students who earn their master's degree in math choose to pursue their doctorate in mathematics immediately after.

Once you've completed your master's in math, you'll be prepared to pursue your PhD, teach math at the secondary or college levels, and to work in different industries or as a researcher.

We know that pursuing a master’s in math means that you want to speak the language of the universe. It’s a part of everything we do, and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of its intricacy and beauty as a student in our math master’s program.

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Requirements for Math Master's Students

With our master’s in math program, you can pursue a concentration in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, or statistics, and you can choose to do so with either a thesis- or non-thesis-track option.

Most of our students complete the master’s in mathematics program in two years with a full course load each semester.

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Master's in Math Coursework

The coursework requirements for the master’s in math program depends on the concentration you choose (if you decide to choose one), and whether you decide to pursue the thesis or non-thesis option.

The thesis option for the math master’s program requires 24 credit hours of coursework, plus the thesis work. The non-thesis option for the master’s in math requires 36 credit hours of coursework.

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Comprehensive Exams for Master's in Math

In order to graduate with your master’s degree in mathematics, you must complete your coursework and also pass your comprehensive exams.

The comprehensive exams are designed so you can demonstrate your knowledge in mathematics and your concentration area. There are two distinct ways in which you may use math comprehensive exams to demonstrate this knowledge.

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