Graduate Master's Program

Prospective Students

Master's Degrees Offered in the Department:

Standard Mathematics Option

Standard Mathematics is the popular option for masters students and is recommended for those who may choose to pursue a doctorate in mathematics or statistics.

Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements are available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics).

Industrial Mathematics Option

The objective of the Master's program in Industrial Mathematics is to enable students to acquire the fundamentals of applied mathematics in areas of classical and numerical analysis, differential equations and dynamical systems, and probability and statistics. At the same time, the connection of these fields to modeling of physical, biological, engineering, and financial phenomena will be stressed by requiring courses outside the Department. Students are to obtain practical experience in mathematical modeling and analysis during an internship or industrial project that will culminate in a thesis. Emphasis is placed on developing mathematical skills that government and industrial employers value.

Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements are available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics).

Students must have an advisor from the start of the program who must approve all courses and the industrial mathematics thesis.

More information is available at the Center for Industrial Mathematics home.

Atmospheric Sciences Option

Entering graduate students should have a general background in both mathematics and physics; given the intrinsic multi-disciplinary nature of the atmospheric sciences, no specific undergraduate course work is required. However, applicants should have an adequate mathematical backgrouind that includes calculus, vector analysis, ordinary and partial differential equations, and linear algebra. Students lacking this background may be admitted provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses.

The minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, 12 of which must be in the atmospheric sciences 700 number sequence, 6 of which will be approved graduate elective credits, and 6 of which will be from either the mathematics sequences 521/522 or 601/602, or from two of the following courses: Math 703, Math 705, Math 801, and Atm Sci 750.

More information is available from the Atmospheric Sciences Group.

Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements are available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics).

Statistics Option

Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements are available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics).

Actuarial Science Option

Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements are available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics).

Dual Master's Degree Option

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at UWM and the Department of Technomathematics of  Fachhochschule  Aachen (FHA), Germany  have recently created a Dual Master’s Degree Program in Mathematics. The students enrolled in this program will be able to earn Master’s degrees from both institutions upon completion of the common course requirements. The program is designed in such a way that a typical student will be able to complete all the course requirements within a two-year time period. Within this program students can choose courses that will allow them to concentrate in the areas of Statistics, Numerical Analysis or General Mathematics. Complete information on admission policy and graduation requirements is available in the Graduate Bulletin (Mathematics). 

Current Masters Students

  • Analysis MS Exam: Friday, August 22, 2014 (9:00 am until noon)
  • Algebra MS Exam: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (9:00 am until noon)
  • Statistics MS Exam: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (9:00 am until noon)

 If you plan to take any of these exams, please inform the Graduate Coordinator, Yi Ming Zou, via email.