I will be graduating in a year with a B.S. in Mathematics, and will likely go into industry working with computers. I know how to program, and am fascinated with the mathematics of computer science (combinatorics, graph theory, algorithm analysis, etc).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I came across a masters program offered at the Univ of Illinois at Chicago, where I can get an MS in Mathematical Computer Science. (link http://www.math.uic.edu/graduate/degrees/msmcs" [Broken]) This sounds perfect for me, as it covers exactly what I'm interested in.

My question is: how would this degree look to employers, compared to someone with just a MS in Computer Science or Math? It would show that I am proficient with programming and that I know a lot of theory behind it all.

Would this be worth it? Would this give me better options than what I would have with just a Bachelors degree (and the relevant programming skills/coursework listed on my resume)?

Any advice would be great.

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# Thoughts on a Mathematical Comp. Sci. Masters Program

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