The Department of Mathematics at the University of Idaho has a strong national reputation for preparing graduate students with a balanced curriculum that emphasizes fundamental math concepts, hands-on research and specialized math skills. We offer the following degrees: Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S., applied option), Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Mathematics, Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Mathematics with a teaching emphasis.
The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are also available in bioinformatics and computational biology (BCB). This degree blends course work and practical experience in biology, mathematics, statistics and computer science. The focus of this degree is on learning to develop and use computational and mathematical tools to analyze biological data.
While math isn’t necessarily a career title, it is a fundamental science that’s integral to the most innovative industries today. With an advanced degree in mathematics, you’ll have the skills you need to effectively apply mathematical theories, computational techniques and algorithms to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics and business-related problems.
Depending on your interests and the goals of your advanced degree, you’ll have many opportunities for research and hands-on experiences. Your course and lab work will better prepare you to make an immediate impact in projects you tackle in your career.