Master of Mathematical Sciences (MMS)


Admission to the Master of Mathematical Sciences (MMS) degree program has been indefinitely suspended.


The Department of Mathematics delivers professionally-oriented, two-year Master of Mathematical Sciences (MMS) programs that include practical experiences and thesis research. Projects and curriculum have been designed, and are offered in collaboration with, numerous partner units at The Ohio State University. MMS degrees are currently being offered in the following specializations:

  • Mathematical Biosciences
  • Mathematics for Educators 
  • Computational Sciences 

Graduates of these programs can expect to find research and development-oriented jobs in industry and the public sector and challenging opportunities in education, as well as acceptance to competitive interdisciplinary doctoral programs.

Students may apply for admission to the Autumn Semester only.  All admitted students are supported as Graduate Teaching Associates (GTA).* A typical teaching load includes two recitations meeting twice a week. Support includes the following:

  • Waiver of all instructional and general tuition fees
  • Stipend for the 9-month academic year
  • Opportunity for continued stipend if teaching in summer
  • Monetary compensation during the initial mandatory training program (Headstart)

Admitted students are required to arrive four weeks before the start of the Autumn Semester in order to participate in our teaching preparation program, Headstart, which is a prerequisite for holding a GTA appointment. Further academic preparation activities are scheduled during this time on an individual basis.

For information about admissions criteria for each specific MMS degree, please select the appropriate links above.

*Students who receive an OSU fellowship award are exempted from teaching requirements during the time of their award. Non-funded admissions may be considered under exceptional circumstances, and students with funding from outside sources are welcome to apply.