Division of Science





Department of Mathematics
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5346
Fax: (212) 650-6294

M.S. in Mathematics --- Requirements

These requirements apply to students admitted Spring 2010 or later. (You may also view our Program description for legacy students admitted to start Fall 2009 and earlier.)


Students who have not completed undergraduate real analysis or advanced calculus courses deemed equivalent to Math 32300 and 32404 will be required to complete this sequence immediately upon admission; students who have not completed a satisfactory course in linear algebra will be required to complete Math 34600 or its equivalent during their first semester. No credit toward the master's degree is given for any of these courses.

Degree requirements

Candidates for the M.S. degree in Mathematics must complete the following:

Required Courses
Three B0000-level courses in Mathematics 12 credits
Elective Courses
Additional five graduate courses in Mathematics 18 credits
Total Credits30

Additional Requirements

  • Graduate course GPA: 3.00 or above
  • Thesis: None required.
  • Foreign Language Proficiency: None required.
  • Comprehensive Examination: A written or oral examination is required on all or part of the work counting toward the degree, unless waived by the Graduate Advisor.