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Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics

The Master of Arts in Mathematics at Yeshiva University in the Katz School starts with core mathematical sciences, including probability theory and mathematical statistics. It then continues onto specialized topics, such as nonlinear partial differential equations, geometric analysis, mathematical physics, K-theory and C*-algebras, dynamical systems, network science, computational topology, and data science.

Students learn to apply these mathematical skills in industries such as finance, technology, pharmaceuticals, bioscience, marketing, energy, insurance, research, or policy. International students are eligible for the 24-month STEM extension to the regular 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Why a Master's in Mathematics?

The Katz Math program is built on the apprenticeship model. Students will choose a research project and develop it across multiple semesters under the guidance of a faculty member or industry mentor. Recent research projects have included applications to systems biology, complex networks, topological insulators, and astrodynamics.

Students may do an internship for course credit with approval from their faculty advisor.


Required Courses:

- "Applied Functional Analysis"
- "Complex Variables"
- "Mathematical Modeling"
- "Mathematical Statistics"
- "Ordinary Differential Equations"
- "Partial Differential Equations"
- "Probability Theory"
- "Real Variables"
- "Scientific Computing"


- "Applied Data Science"
- "Computational Science"
- "Computational Topology"
- "Data Science"
- "Dynamical Systems"
- "Mathematics of Finance"
- "Methods of Applied Mathematics"
- "Network Sciences"

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The New York City Advantage

With its abundant and diverse opportunities for fieldwork, internships, and networking, New York City is the perfect place is to attend graduate school. As part of Yeshiva University, the Katz School connects students to the vast network of alumni and employers in the city and beyond. Plus, in their free time, students can explore the greatest city in the world.

Careers and Job Outlook

Career Opportunities

- Government agencies
- Engineering research organizations
- Computer information and software firms
- Energy systems firms
- Financial service and investment management firms
- Academic and research institutions
- 21% Projected job-growth rate in mathematics via U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- $111,110 - Median salary in the field via U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Admission and Financial Aid

Requirements for entering the MS in Mathematics program at Yeshiva University include an academic background in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physical sciences, or engineering. However, applicants with backgrounds in other disciplines are also considered. Contact the Admissions Office at katzgrad@yu.edu for transcript review.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships. Awards are determined during the application review process. Katz encourages students to apply early as application and funding decisions are made on a rolling (i.e. first come, first served) basis.

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Why YU Katz?

The Katz School at Yeshiva University offers degrees with utility. Katz degrees and services are built with students' career success in mind. Katz works with industry experts and academics to ensure students' graduate school experience provides the skills students need to succeed in a career or doctoral program concrete, specific ways. Katz curricula are project-based, meaning students will use the theories, frameworks, and strategies they'll learn in class and apply them to simulations based on industry problems. The result is students will graduate with a portfolio of projects to impress prospective employers.

Katz believes in challenging students to lead with curiosity, utilize data, and listen to diverse viewpoints. The Katz community leads with values--kindness, honesty, generosity, integrity, and justice towards others--and aims to leave the world a little better than they found it.

MA in Mathematics faculty is an important part of this vibrant community. They're highly regarded teachers and researchers who're dedicated to helping students advance their education and careers. For example, Professor of Mathematics Morton Lowengrub, PhD has received many honors including a senior fellowship from the National Science Foundation, the Outstanding Teaching Award from Duke University, and the Alliance Award for the Promotion of Excellence from the Alliance of Distinguished Rank Professors at Indiana University. His research focuses on nonlinear partial differential equations and integral equations.

Yeshiva University

"U.S. News & World Report's" ranking of the best national universities places Yeshiva University amongst the top 100 universities in the nation. This recognition reflects its commitment to providing excellent academic, research, and spiritual development opportunities.

The university is located in New York City, New York in the northeastern region of the United States.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Location & Contact

Address 500 West 185th Street
New York, NY  10033-3201
United States
Contact Morton Lowengrub
Email: lowengru@yu.edu
Phone: 646-592-4031