Mathematics MS

About the MS in Mathematics at Loyola

Mathematics is the foundation for countless disciplines and careers from finance to technology. The MS in Mathematics at Loyola University Chicago can prepare you to excel in academic, research, or industry roles.

In the pursuit of a master’s in mathematics, students receive more than a rigorous treatment of foundational subjects. The master’s in mathematics curriculum sharpens students’ critical thinking, organizational, and communications skills, leaving you competitive for a wide variety of careers. The master's in mathematics at Loyola can be tailored to your needs and interests, including courses offered by our graduate programs in applied statistics and computer science.

Program Structure

The MS in Mathematics at Loyola is a 30-credit hour program, ordinarily completed in three semesters of full-time study. It is structured as a mix of required and elective courses, together with a professional development seminar and a practicum project.

The master's degree in mathematics can also be pursued part-time. Most courses are taught in-person during the day on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus.

Are you a current Loyola undergrad?

This program is eligible for an Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree. Earn a Master’s with only one extra year of study following the completion of your eligible undergraduate degree.


Why Choose Loyola for Your Mathematics Degree?

At Loyola University Chicago, you will find a highly customizable, flexible mathematics program that offeres a mix of required and elective courses supporting the interests and career goals of a diverse cohort of students. The MS in Mathematics is intentional about career preparation, offering a professional development seminar, practium project, and a curriculum with required courses from a cognate field such as statistics, data science, or computer science. This unique program prepares you for your next step—whether that be doctoral studies, a STEM career in industry or government, or a teaching career.

Tailored to your interests

Tailor your master's degree in mathematics to fit your research interests and career goals. Our program includes a core foundation in several mathematical disciplines but is structured to allow more room for electives than comparable programs.

Recognize your strengths and realize your potential by working directly with faculty who are invested in helping you grow personally and professionally. You will also benefit from career resources and access to Loyola's alumni with valuable connections in your field.

Gain hands-on training that prepares you for your career. Loyola's MS in Mathematics includes original scholarship through a practicum project as well as opportunities to deepen your knowledge and skills by being a teaching or research assistant.

Study on a beautiful campus in Chicago, one of the nation's most vibrant cities. From rich cultural and social events to career and internship possibilities, you will experience countless opportunities because of Loyola's distinctive location.

Benefit from learning from and working with faculty who are actively engaged in research in algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, data science, statistics, and topology. Their leading-edge research has culminated in grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the National Security Agency.

Interact with and work closely with your professors and peers thanks to small class sizes that allow for more mentorship and individualized experiences.

Mathematics and Statistics Department

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a wide variety of degree programs designed for students with diverse career or higher educational goals. Find stories showcasing current students and graduates from the Mathematics MS program and learn more about why Loyola is right for you.

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Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the department faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Mathematics MS program.


Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Mathematics MS program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Mathematics MS learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Mathematics MS totals $34950.00, or 30 credit hours at a cost of $1,165.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

The Graduate School Scholarships

The Mathematics and Statistics Department has a limited number of merit awards, offered yearly by The Graduate School. These may provide stipend, tuition scholarship, and health insurance, for research or teaching assistants. More information about scholarships can be found on The Graduate School website.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Mathematics MS are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Rolling admission

Consideration for merit funding: February 15
Final deadline: August 1

December 1

Please note that decisions are typically delivered 2-4 weeks after complete application submission.

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Mathematics MS include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

  • Resume/CV

  • Statement of Purpose

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Admission to the Mathematics MS program requires successful completion of the following courses:

  • One year of Calculus equivalent to MATH 161 and MATH 162

  • Multivariable Calculus equivalent to MATH 263

  • Ordinary Differential Equations equivalent to MATH 264

  • Statistics equivalent to STAT 203

  • Linear Algebra equivalent to MATH 212

  • Structured Programming equivalent to MATH 215 or COMP 170

It is also recommended that applicants have completed two further mathematical courses centered on proof, such as: Introduction to Proof, equivalent to MATH 201; Abstract Algebra, equivalent to MATH 313; Real Analysis, equivalent to MATH 351.

Statement of Purpose Details

Please consider the following questions: What motivated your decision to pursue this graduate degree? Is there anything motivating an application to Loyola, specifically? What qualifications or attributes do you bring with you that predict your success in our program? What are your career goals following the completion of your degree, and how do you envision our courses and faculty supporting them?

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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