Mathematics, M.A.


This program is no longer accepting new students. Please explore UNCG’s other academic programs.

The master’s in mathematics is a 30 semester-hour program that is offered in five areas of concentration: Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Data Analytics, Actuarial Mathematics, and Teaching College Mathematics. Each concentration includes specific requirements, and all coursework must be approved by the director of graduate studies. 

Students who plan to continue to the PhD program in Computational Mathematics are urged to select the area exams of the comprehensive exam option as their master’s capstone experience.


  • The department offers research opportunities in major areas of research including Combinatorics, Differential Equations, Geometric Group Theory, Number Theory, Mathematical Biology, Statistics, and Topology. 
  • A select number of MA students receive stipends of $10,800 per year as well as tuition waivers.
  • Our robust seminar and colloquium schedule brings leading researchers from around the world to UNCG.
  • Our faculty are active researchers and have received grants from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation,the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, NC Quest, the Simons Foundation, and others.


  • Monthly Graduate Tea events bring together students and faculty members in an informal setting.
  • The relatively small size of our department has fostered a culture of getting to know graduate students from the start.


  • The goal of our programs is to train students for the employment they seek and to motivate and guide them to perform beyond what is necessary. Many of our MA graduates join the PhD program at UNCG or at other institutions, some teach at community college or four-year college, and some join industry. 

Program Details

Degree Type: Master's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Haimeng Zhang
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics and Statistics