The program of Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics at the University of Nevada, Reno is offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The department is home to a dynamic group of over 25 award-winning graduate faculty with diverse interests and expertise in pure and applied mathematics, probability, statistics, and data science.

Teaching assistantships, research assistantships, as well as department and University-wide scholarships, are available for qualified students. All graduate students accepted to the program with teaching assistantships receive a stipend, tuition waiver, and a subsidized medical plan.

Faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are engaged in cutting-edge research on topics spanning pure mathematics, applied mathematics, probability and statistics. They collaborate with other researchers, both locally and at multiple institutions throughout the U.S. and internationally. Their work is interdisciplinary and includes joint projects with experimentalists. Graduate students have the opportunity to be part of these exciting activities. The University of Nevada, Reno and the regional business community provide ample opportunities for internships and external research.

Located where the Sierra Nevada mountains meet the Great Basin, the University is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Reno offers an excellent living environment, year-round outdoor activities, short commutes, a growing arts community, and an increasingly cosmopolitan flavor.  

Contact information

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Nevada Reno 
1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557
Website: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Phone: (775) 784-6773

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Please note: this represents the program handbook for the 2021-2022 academic year only. For an archived version of a previous year's handbook, or to obtain a hard copy of this current year's program handbook, please contact the program director.