Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University

Masters in Mathematics

Program Options

Because student needs and interests vary, there is flexibility in the Mathematics Master’s Degree Program at Illinois State University. In addition to allowing students to get a strong general background in mathematics, our program allows students to concentrate in:

  • secondary mathematics education
  • statistics
  • actuarial science
  • biomathematics
  • preparation for teaching at a community college level
  • preparation for continuing on to a Ph.D. program in mathematics or mathematics education, or computational or applied mathematics

A master’s degree requires either 39 credit hours without a thesis, or 32 credit hours with a thesis. Please see the graduate catalog for additional requirements and information.


The admissions process, financial assistance, and application deadlines information are on the admission section.