Master of Science in Mathematics

Study real-life and theoretical data with the Master of Science in Mathematics in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. This tight-knit, interdisciplinary program prepares students for math-focused careers in education, government, industry and mathematics.  

You will have the opportunity to explore mathematics as both an applied and a pure discipline. The dynamic curriculum delves into mathematical analysis, principles and theories, preparing you to effectively handle a variety of mathematical situations and competently communicate your research. The degree program offers a concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics for those looking to apply mathematical ideas to the study of real-world phenomena.

Our intimate program affords you individualized attention and facilitation, with a research faculty-to-student ratio near one-to-one. Small graduate classes are held in an informal atmosphere, enabling you to work closely with faculty and peers. You can participate in one of the department’s strong research groups, which cover topics such as

  • algebra,
  • analysis,
  • applied mathematics and scientific computing,
  • geometry and topology, and
  • probability.

At the end of the program, you’ll have the option of completing your culminating project with a master’s thesis, the Master’s Comprehensive Examination or a master’s pass on the PhD Comprehensive Examination. The program may be completed over the course of three years on a part- or full-time basis.


You can focus on Mathematics or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Applied and Computational Mathematics

    Pursue your master's degree with a focus on applied and computational mathematics. Take small classes and work closely with faculty to build a strong a future career in mathematics or continue to future graduate study. Read more about the MS program in Mathematics with an Applied and Computational Mathematics Concentration.

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Classes & Curriculum

Some of the overarching mathematic fields in the 30-credit-hour master’s program include

  • algebra,
  • analysis,
  • geometry,
  • probability and
  • topology.

Required courses you will take during your studies include

  • Calculus of Variations;
  • Differential Topology;
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers;
  • Homological Algebra;
  • Knot Theory and Low-Dimensional Topology;
  • Mathematical Modeling for Science, Engineering and Industry; and
  • Riemannian Geometry.

Learn more about Mathematics MS courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,301.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,696.00 per credit

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