Master of Science in Mathematics and its Applications (1 year)

Program level: 
Degree awarded: 
Country of accreditation: 
United States
Program accreditation/registration: 
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
Program length: 
1 year (10 months)
Type of degree: 
US degree credits: 

Program Description

Please note that the recruitment for this program is suspended.

The CEU Mathematics Department offers an One Year Master of Science (MS) program in Mathematics and its Applications, accredited in the US, in cooperation with the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, home of Abel Prize laureate Endre Szemerédi. In order to broaden the perspectives for students, the department collaborates closely with other universities in Budapest. Upon graduation, the MS program enables students to continue their study for PhD at some prestigious universities around the World in mathematics or science on the one hand, or to become high profile professionals in fields applying for example statistics, financial mathematics or bioinformatics on the other hand.

As a community of students, faculty and staff, theDepartment of Mathematics and its Applications is committed to academic freedom, equal access to education and collegial self-governance. Our ultimate aim is to enable our diverse student body to become successful and influential professional scientists in the future social and academic life of their home countries and abroad.

Our M.S. program is unique since:

  • It is an international graduate program in English in Central Europe.
  • The program can benefit from the opportunities offered by the rich local academic environment, including the Alfréd Rényi Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the HAS, and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE).

Mandatory courses

Fall term: two courses, M1, and one from M2 or M3

M1. Probability

M2. Real Analysis

M3. Basic Algebra 1

Winter term: two courses, M4 and M5

 M4. Basic Algebra 2

 M5. Functional Analysis and Differential Equations

Specific Requirements of the Mathematics Department

Applicants are required to submit a one-page statement of purpose describing their interest in mathematics, achievements and future goals. In addition, they have to prove familiarity with fundamental undergraduate material, by taking either a Mathematics Exam or the GRE Subject Test in Mathematics. In addition, candidates passing the threshold set by the department for the written tests will be interviewed.