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Mathematical Sciences—MS, PhD

For you, math is not just about numbers. It’s what you can do with them to make the world better. In the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Tech, our faculty are passionate about including students as they expand the boundaries of the subject. Our graduates are ready to put the concepts they learn into practice in everything from industrial research to pure mathematics. Are you ready?

Program Overview

With a master's or doctorate in mathematical science, specialize in computational mathematics and combinatorics. Recent research projects include algorithms for inverse scattering problems; the simulation of drop formation and deformation, chemotaxis, and magnetohydrodynamics; the study of error-correcting codes; and investigations in graph theory and number theory.

  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus: MS, PhD

Mathematical Sciences Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the mathematical sciences program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Mathematical Sciences is a designated STEM program.

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about mathematical sciences at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:


Graduate Director

Yang Yang

Graduate Assistant

Shanna Reynolds


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your mathematical sciences MS or PhD. Sample areas include:

  • Applied and Computational Math
  • Discrete/Pure Math

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

Computational mathematicians do research in numerical methods for eigenvalue problems and inverse problems, develop high-order methods for solving partial differential equations, and develop simulations for numerous physical phenomena. Pure mathematicians work in enumerative combinatorics, coding theory, graph theory, algebra, and number theory. Graduate students benefit from small classes and close personal attention from their advisors.

Where You'll Work

The opportunities for application are endless and more and more companies are recruiting Michigan Tech mathematics graduates because of the quality of our program. Jobs taken by recent graduates include development specialist at Praxair, Inc., data scientist at Starkey Hearing Technologies, and research associates at the Institute for Defense Analysis. 

Faculty Spotlight

Cécile Piret

Cécile Piret
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences

"Applied mathematics is the common denominator of engineering, physics, and all other scientific fields; when our mathematical models match experimental data, we take a step toward understanding nature a little bit better."

My research interests are in applied and computational mathematics. In particular, I am interested in developing and analyzing high-order methods based on Radial Basis Functions for solving fractional and partial differential equations.

Program Faculty