What will I learn?

The graduate curriculum seeks to develop a broad and balanced perspective in the mathematical sciences, covering both the traditional areas of pure mathematics and the many interdisciplinary fields in applied mathematics.

Why choose this program?

Students in the program are encouraged to develop a deep understanding in any chosen area of pure mathematics to enable them to pursue a career in either academic or non-academic settings.

For students in applied mathematics, the plan of study must include:

Four math courses from the following list:

  • Ordinary Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Real Analysis & Measure Theory, Linear Algebra, Partial Differential Equations, Functional Analysis, Probability

Four applied math courses from the following list:

Ordinary Differential Equations, Applied Computational Methods I, Applied Computational Methods II, Mathematical Modeling I, Mathematical Modeling II*

  • The remaining two courses are electives and should be chosen with the approval of the student's advisor.
  • * or a life sciences modeling course

Which department am I in?

School of Science

Study options

Full Time (At least 30 total credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,805.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum admission requirements for the Master of Science degree include undergraduate courses in basic biology, including cell biology and genetics, general and organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics, including calculus. Biochemistry is recommended. Coursework deficiencies should be addressed during the first year of enrollment. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (B). Scores on each section of the GRE general test should exceed 55 percent.

For international students

Students must have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country.

English language requirements:

All non-native speakers of English must also submit proof of English proficiency unless the applicant has a Bachelor's degree or higher from the US or a predominantly English-speaking country.

IELTS score of 6.5

TOEFL (iBT) score of 79

IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) - Level 7 Check with your academic department for approval

Any ELS center located in the US or Canada - Level 112 Check with your academic department for approval

Degree from an English-speaking Country - Completed Bachelor's degree or higher from one of these designated countries (both lists)

ECFMG Certification - Official certification received from the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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