Fully Funded Master’s Programs in Math

Dec 15, 2020
The University of Washington Master's Programs in Math
The University of Washington funds its Master’s students in mathematics

As a part of our series on How to Fully Fund Your Master’s Degree, Here is a list of universities that offer full funding for Master’s Programs in Math or fund most of their master’s students. Master’s in Math have various career options, including math teacher, actuary, operations research analyst, statistician, academic work, and many more.

Fully-funded M.A. programs can be difficult to find. Because most universities focus their funding on Ph.D. students, M.A. candidates can have a harder time securing scholarships and funding. However, there are many universities that offer funded M.A. programs. “Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission and an annual stipend or salary for the duration of the student’s master’s studies. Funding is typically offered in exchange for graduate teaching and research work that is complementary to your studies. Not all universities provide full funding to their master’s students, which is why I recommend researching the financial aid offerings of all the potential M.A. programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad.

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6 Fully Funded Master’s Programs in Math

Bowling Green State University, MA in Mathematics

(Bowling Green, OH): The Department offers approximately 55 teaching assistantships. Assistantships for Masters’s students are currently $12,500 for the nine-month academic year. Summer support ranging from $1,000-$2,000 is also available.

University of Alaska Fairbanks, M.S. in Mathematics

(Fairbanks, AK): Most of our graduate students are supported by Teaching Assistantships, which provide a 9-month stipend, health insurance, and tuition for up to 10 credits (e.g. three courses, a full graduate load) per semester. While the stipend amount is set by the College of Natural Science and Mathematics annually, at approximately $18,000.

University of Manitoba, M.Sc. in Mathematics

(Winnipeg, MB): Levels of support are $20,000 and $22,000 (CDN) for thesis-based MSc and Ph.D. students, respectively, in the form of direct aid and tutorial/or marking employment. Sometimes, students make significantly more than the minimum. Students in the course-based MSc program can receive up to $5,000 per year as teaching assistants. 

University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.S. Program in Applied Mathematics

(Amherst, MA): Most graduate students are supported by Teaching Assistantships which provide a waiver of tuition and a 9-month stipend. Health fees are mostly subsidized. Summer teaching opportunities are also often available. New Teaching Assistants in M.S. programs will normally receive a stipend of at least $17,288 and somewhat reduced duties.

University of North Texas, MA or MS in Mathematics

(Denton, TX): Tuition is fully covered for all supported graduate students. Supported students who have earned fewer than 18 hours of approved graduate credit in mathematics are paid a stipend of $17,478 per year. Graduate students with 18 or more hours are paid $18,254 per year.

Wake Forest University, MA in Mathematics

(Winston-Salem, NC): Almost all of the participants in our program receive substantial aid: a teaching assistantship, or a full or partial scholarship. Students who receive assistantships receive a full scholarship plus a living allowance. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the full Teaching Assistant stipend is $15,480. 

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