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Master’s Degree in Mathematics (MAT)

Gain Advanced Skills and Licensure: Earn a Master’s in Mathematics

Acquire forward-thinking and specialized knowledge in mathematics and its applications — along with advanced teaching methods.

Bridgewater State University’s master’s degree in mathematics degree is designed for aspiring teachers and educational professionals who want to gain greater knowledge and skills, make a more meaningful impact in the field and earn professional licensure. In conjunction with BSU’s Department of Secondary Education and Department of Mathematics, our master’s degree in mathematics will expose you to various models of instruction and their impact on students.

As you earn your degree, you’ll work directly with K–12 students applying tools and techniques in real-world settings. When you graduate with an MAT education degree from BSU, you will have the expertise to become a teacher-leader in Massachusetts and beyond.

Master’s in Mathematics Program Highlights

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Learn from experts in mathematics and teaching

Faculty in BSU’s mathematics programs have extensive teaching and research experience. In fact, our professors are currently involved in the study of cryptology, numerical computing, mathematical biology and the interplay between counting arguments. You will have the chance to join their research or pursue a project of your own as an MAT education student.
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An affordable way to advance your degree

At BSU, our tuition is among the most affordable in Massachusetts and is the same for in-state and out-of-state MAT teaching students. We also offer paid graduate assistant and quantitative fellow positions for students in our master’s degree in mathematics programs.
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Pursue an MAT education on your schedule

Coursework within BSU’s mathematics programs is offered in a variety of formats — in person and online, as well as during the evenings. You can complete your degree as a part-time student or go full-time and finish in as little as two years. 

Take coursework in a small learning environment

When comparing MAT teaching programs, you’ll be hard pressed to find a master’s in mathematics with smaller classes than BSU. In fact, you’ll rarely have a class with more than 10 graduate students.

A program with state-of-the-art facilities

In-person coursework for all our mathematics programs are held in the high-tech Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center. You’ll find that our research and teaching laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge learning technology.

Personalized academic guidance and career support

All master’s degree in mathematics students have a dedicated faculty adviser who will work with you throughout the MAT education program. Your adviser will not only answer coursework questions, but they’ll also help you with internships, research projects and your career search.

Program of Study for Master’s in Mathematics

Bringing together both practice and theory, BSU’s master’s degree in mathematics exposes you to a variety of topics in mathematics and math education. Throughout your MAT education coursework, you will:

  • Build advanced skills and deeper knowledge in mathematics
  • Develop advocacy and leadership competencies
  • Gain a deeper understanding of instruction and assessment techniques

Unlike other master’s in mathematics programs, at BSU, you will gain a broad-based mathematics education. After taking five MAT education core courses, you will also have the opportunity to gain greater expertise through electives in algebra, analysis, applied math and statistics or geometry and finite math.

Admission Requirements and Program Details

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Program details from 2022-2023 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Rachel Stahl

“When I first qualified for my mathematics teaching license, I struggled to find the right job. That’s why I enrolled in BSU’s MAT teaching program — to boost my resume. At BSU, I developed and gained important skills to become an excellent teacher and am grateful for my experience.”
Sean Murdoch, ’16 MAT Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher, Madison Academic Charter High School

Careers in Mathematics

BSU’s MAT teaching program leads to a professional teaching license in Massachusetts. Some of our graduates go on to pursue educational leadership and doctorate degrees from top mathematics programs.

Jobs in mathematics are expected to continue to grow


over the next decade — much faster than nearly any other profession, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduate Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews. For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at

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Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.

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