The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Pure Mathematics. The program provides students with rigorous training in Pure Mathematics as well as a solid foundation for pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or teaching Mathematics at the college level. This is an evening program offered at the Lincoln Park campus. The program can be completed in two academic years by taking two classes per quarter or in four quarters by taking three classes per quarter.

Admission Requirements

For full admission, students must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of calculus and linear algebra (the equivalent of the undergraduate sequences MAT 150-152 or 160-162, and 260-262)
  • A course in logic and proofs
  • One semester or two quarters of abstract algebra
  • One semester or two quarters of real analysis

Applicants who do not have this minimal preparation may be admitted on a conditional basis until completion of the prerequisite requirements with a grade of B or better.​​