Post-Baccalaureate in Mathematics

General

Program Description

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The mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. All of our professors are active in research, which provides graduate students with many options for research areas.

The Post-Baccalaureate certificate program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree (in any field) who would like to expand or deepen their mathematical skills for use in the workplace or in preparation for graduate programs in mathematics. The program is flexible and can accommodate students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals. Students are expected to have strong skills in (high-school level) algebra and to have taken a full year of calculus before entering the program. Post-Baccalaureate courses numbered above 100 are transferrable into the Tufts MS program upon acceptance to that program. Completion of the certificate program requires grades of B- or better in all courses.

Course Requirements

Four courses in total:

  • Two courses from the following list: Math 61, Math 70, Math 87.
  • Any two math courses numbered above 120.

Courses cannot be transferred in. If a student has already taken an equivalent course, they must substitute it with an additional course above 120.

If a student is planning on entering a Master's program in Mathematics, we strongly encourage them to take Math 135.

Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, post-baccalaureate students will have:

  • Mastery of quantitative and problem-solving skills.
  • A deeper understanding of basic mathematics and how to use quantitative reasoning in a variety of settings.
  • The necessary background to pursue a master's degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Application Requirements

  • Application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GRE scores are not required for this program
Last updated Jan 2020

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