Mathematical Sciences (MS)

Program Description

The Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering educates and prepares students in the areas of mathematics most useful for real-world applications in engineering, technology, and science. Applicants should have earned a Bachelor’s degree with a strong background in mathematics generally. The aim of the program is to strengthen students’ knowledge in applied mathematics towards careers in engineering, industry, the technological sector, and the applied sciences, as well as provide preparation for PhD programs in these areas.

The program provides interdisciplinary knowledge through core courses in applied math and an extensive and diverse offering of elective courses. Required courses provide a strong foundation in mathematical analysis and linear algebra. Electives can be tailored to the student’s interest, for example, in the physical sciences, engineering, economics, computational biology, probability and statistics, etc. Engaging in research under a faculty adviser is encouraged, and students may compose a thesis as an alternative to the end-of-program exam.


Admission to graduate programs in the Tandon School of Engineering requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

The NYU Tandon Graduate Admissions website has additional information on school-wide admission.

Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See the program's How to Apply for department-specific admission requirements and instructions.


You must have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics for admission to this program. Students with degrees in other fields may be admitted; those with undergraduate deficiencies may be admitted at the discretion of departmental advisers. Before beginning graduate studies, you are expected to have completed a 1-year course in advanced calculus.