Graduate programs in mathematics


How to apply

On the application forms, there is a checkbox for you to indicate if you also want to apply for a graduate assistantship.  You may also get the assistantship application form here.  Letters of recommendation and the assistantship application form should be sent to the department secretary or mailed to

Department of Mathematics
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4002

New Funding for Master's Degrees

The Department of Mathematics offers a variety of interdisciplinary accelerated 5-year BS/MS programs! Transition to the graduate program happens during the 4th year. Your Akron Guarantee Scholarship can be used in the first 4 years to cover both undergraduate and graduate expenses, and the Department has graduate assistantships available for the 5th year. Planning early is the key to success for these programs; for more information contact Dr. Pat Wilber, Graduate Coordinator of the Math Department, at

Five-year BS/MS in Applied Mathematics

Five-year BS/MS in Applied Mathematics and Polymer Engineering

Where graduates work and study

Our master's programs prepare you for work in industry, government agencies, academia and for further graduate studies.  Some of our recent graduates have gone to work at

  • Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
  • General Electric
  • American Greetings
  • Roadway
  • Infocision
  • Aircraft Braking Systems
  • Luke Engineering
  • Fairissac
  • Equity Engineering Group
  • Brown-Mackie
  • Los Alamos National Lab
  • Technigraphics

and some have entered Ph. D. programs at

  • Arizona State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Northwestern University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio University
  • Penn State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Akron
  • University of Georgia
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

If you are a talented, ambitious student, our accelerated, five-year BS/MS programs are right for you.  Overlap in the undergraduate and graduate programs allows you to graduate a year early.  You have an opportunity for a Teaching Assistantship in the last two years, and you'll begin your research project early.