M.S. in Mathematics - FAQs

Q. When are applications due?

A. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admission Committee.

Q. What are the application requirements?

A. Admissions information

Q. Do I need to take the GREs?

A. The GREs are not required. We do look closely at your academic record and other application materials. Generally, we like to see that you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. If your GPA is lower than 3.0 but you would like us to consider your application, you may include with your application a statement that explains your GPA and why you are confident you will be able to maintain the required 3.0 GPA in your graduate studies.

Q. How much does it cost?

A. Tuition and fees for Fairfield's graduate programs

Q. Do I have to be a full-time student?

A. Our programs are designed to accommodate students who want to attend part-time because most of our students are working at least part time. Some of our students attend full time, however.

Q. When are courses offered?

A. Courses are offered during 4 semesters per year: fall, spring, summer 1 and summer 2. During the fall and spring semesters, all courses are offered in the evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. once a week.

Q. What is the average class size?

A. Our classes are small, with 10-15 students per class.

Q. Do I need to have earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics to be eligible for admission?

A. No, but you need a significant number of undergraduate credits in mathematics including at least a year of calculus.

Q. How long does it take to complete the degree?

A. The program can be completed in two academic years.

Q. What financial aid is available?

A. To be considered for financial aid, Fairfield University requires students to complete a FAFSA form. For further information on financial aid, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Q. Are graduate assistantships available?

A. A limited number of part- and full-time University assistantships are available to assist promising and deserving students.

Q. Whom do I call if I have questions?

A. For information about admission, contact gradadmis@fairfield.edu. For information about the program, contact Steve Sawin, Program Director.

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