Master of Science Program
The requirements to start a Masters in Mathematics at Rutgers are the following:
- a bachelor’s degree in science or mathematics, with a GPA greater than 3.0
- GRE scores
- two letters of recommendation.
If your degree is not in science/mathematics, then you need to have taken Calculus I, II and III, and Differential equations and/or Linear Algebra. These courses could be taken anywhere where they are offered. The courses that are offered usually run either once a week from 6-8:40 pm or twice a week from 4:30-5:50 pm, so that people who work full time can attend the classes. The department offers limited opportunities for qualified students in the Master’s degree program to teach lower division math classes.
To graduate, a student must complete:
- 10 courses or 30 credits
- satisfy a written requirement
- pass 3 1-hour comprehensive exams
The writing requirement must be satisfied by either a master’s thesis or demonstration to the faculty of ability to write a creditable expository or critical essay. This may be fulfilled either as part of a regular course or seminar or in a special assignment designed for such purposes. In the case of writing a Thesis, the 3 comprehensive exams will be waived, and the student has to register for the corresponding Thesis course.
The comprehensive exams can be taken in 3 subjects of the student’s choice.
Masters of Business and Science Program
Rutgers is helping professionals respond to growing international competition in science innovation with a new degree: the Master of Business and Science (M.B.S.).
As part of a national movement of professional science master’s programs, the M.B.S. program brings together the Master of Science and the master of business administration degrees, with 24 credits in the sciences and 19 credits in business. Business classes introduce students to the management of science and technology. Course offerings include finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management of science and technology, ethics, and a capstone course covering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences in Rutgers-Camden offers concentrations in Industrial Mathematics and Actuarial and Statistical Analysis. These programs are tailored to students that are interested in a more applied program than the traditional MSCS degree program, who seek the master’s as a terminal degree that will offer better opportunities for them in industry. This program is also suitable for working professionals that have some kind of scientific training and want to improve their computational skills, but feel they do not qualify to apply to the MSCS program because their undergraduate degree is not in CS. It is also designed for industry professionals who wish to update their skills; high school teachers who wish to expand their knowledge; or those who seek the intellectual challenge of continuing their mathematical studies. The Mathematical Sciences department uses state-of-the-art computational and visualization tools for instruction.
The target candidate for this program is someone with a science or engineering background, seeking professional training in computing skills that are most applicable in industry. An undergraduate degree in Mathematics is not a requirement to apply to the program.
Rutgers–Camden offers two concentrations within this program: Actuarial Sciences and Industrial Mathematics.
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