### The highly customizable master’s degree in mathematics provides the essential training and skills in pure or applied math to compete for positions in education, industry, and government laboratories.

The master’s program in mathematics allows you to customize your coursework as you develop mastery in one or more areas of pure or applied math. Throughout the program, you will work closely with faculty with extensive backgrounds in applied math, computational science, statistics, financial engineering, industrial modeling, and related fields. You will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in solving significant problems for industry and government clients through our internationally recognized Engineering & Computational Mathematics Clinic.

You may elect to receive either a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MS) degree, each with identical requirements. Admission into the program requires a BA or BS in mathematics. Ideal preparation includes undergraduate coursework in multivariate/vector calculus, real analysis, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, numerical methods, and probability theory. Because the Institute of Mathematical Sciences is part of the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, you’ll have access to one of the largest mathematical science communities in California.

This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.