Careers and Outcomes for the MS in Applied Mathematics

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    Earning your master’s degree in applied mathematics is a great choice for your career. Whether you want to enter your field of choice or pursue doctoral studies, this degree maximizes your career possibilities.

    The Value of an Applied Math MS Degree

    With an advanced degree in applied mathematics, your career options open up. Beyond crunching numbers, you are prepared to solve real-life problems in the public of private sector.

    Forbes Magazine has ranked Applied Mathematics as one of its “Best Master’s Degrees for Jobs,” thanks to high compensation and demand in a variety of industries. The rise of big data and analytics only adds to the number of opportunities available to new graduates.

    Job Placements for IUP Applied Math Graduates

    When graduating from IUP, your career benefits are not just theoretical. In fact, recent graduates of our program have made their home at a number of top employers:

    • NASA Langley Research Center, Technical Lead
    • Ernst & Young, Senior Actuarial Analyst
    • Rolls Royce, Engineering Supervisor
    • UPMC Health Plan, Manager of Integrated Analytics
    • DICK’s Sporting Goods, Senior Performance Marketing Analyst
    • Silicon Valley Bank, Senior Analyst
    • Federal Energy Regulatory, Energy Industry Analyst 
    • Caterpillar, Inc., Sr. Data Scientist
    • Highmark, Actuarial Analyst
    • Availability, Data Scientist
    • S&T Bank, Enterprise Business Analysis Manager
    • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Decision Support Analyst

    With the right degree, you can achieve similar heights. You can also leverage our alumni network at prominent organizations to build your own career path.

    PhD Possibilities with an Applied Math MS

    In addition to propelling your career, the right math degree can also become a stepping stone to the right doctoral program. Mathematics-related leadership roles, as well as academic positions, typically require a PhD. Our graduates have been accepted to further mathematics studies at some of the most prestigious universities in the United States:

    • Temple University 
    • Clemson University
    • University of Kentucky
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • Central Michigan University
    • Florida Institute of Technology
    • Penn State University
    • University of Cincinnati

    The same can be true for you. When you earn your Applied Mathematics MS at IUP, you position yourself for a successful career and significant impact across industries and possibilities.