Department of Mathematics
The Graduate Program
The CCNY Mathematics Department offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Mathematics. This program serves a range of students interested in strengthening their mathematics. The degree has a great deal of flexibility, and is suitable for students with a range of interests.
Courses generally meet in the late afternoon and early evening hours to help accommodate students who are teaching or working during the day.
MA degree requirements
The degree requirements were recently revised and the requirements depend upon admission date:
Program and courses
Our program is flexible and can serve a range of student interests. There are courses in pure mathematics as well as courses in probability and statistics and there is the possibility of including some courses in other mathematically-related disciplines.
Required background for the program
Our students come from a range of backgrounds. Though primarily our students had an undergraduate major in mathematics, we also have students whose undergraduate majors were in science, engineering or other mathematical fields including economics.
Application and admission
Our program admits students to begin their graduate work in both the fall and spring semesters.
Funding and costs
Our MA program is among the most affordable and we endeavor to support graduate students with adjunct teaching opportunities on campus.
Administrative and miscellaneous
After the program
Many of our students have gone on to doctoral-level study at other institutions, primarily in mathematics and statistics but also in biostatistics, economics, computer science, and other fields. Other graduates of our program have followed careers in education at many different levels, careers in research centers including biomedical, engineering, and computational fields, and other graduates have found careers in actuarial or mathematical finance fields.