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Masters from not-so-reputable univ okay?

  1. Jul 30, 2013 #1

    I really want Masters degree in Applied Mathematics (i'm into ODE, PDE, etc). I will have to take loan to pay for it. Here are the three current options I have:

    1) Depaul University
    very very costly - main is Stat - very very easy to get into
    http://csh.depaul.edu/academics/graduate/applied-mathematics-ms/Pages/degree-requirements.aspx [Broken]

    2) IIT
    costly - seems decent - has couple of PDE classes

    3) take Mathematics classes as a non-degree student, get good grades, and see if I can attend a better university

    My goal is to teach and community college. They all seem to want at least Masters. As an undergrad, I did double major in Math and Physics.
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  3. Jul 30, 2013 #2
    If you want to do a masters why don't you do it somewhere where it doesn't actually cost you? Many schools in many countries will pay a stipend that covers basic living costs and tuition for a masters(e.g. Canada)
  4. Jul 30, 2013 #3
    I don't recommend taking a loan for a math degree unless your desire is to work on Wall Street. Engineering would be OK.
  5. Jul 31, 2013 #4
    I can't go out of States. I seriously have horrible finance. I got offered small scholarship at IIT and even now I would have to take huge amount of loan...probably $ 30k above in a single year.

    my third option is like 10k a year w/o financial aid (given i eventually get admitted).

    i don't want to take loan either but it's not like an option tho.

    edit: i know i'll do very well once admitted...and to be admitted i need to be able to afford tuition price.
  6. Jul 31, 2013 #5
    But there are schools that will pay YOU to go there if you have the minimum requirements for their program?
  7. Jul 31, 2013 #6
    look up the financial maths msc program of iit, I hear it's a good degree and will land you a job in chicago that should help solving your financial issues.
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