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Thoughts on a Mathematical Comp. Sci. Masters Program

  1. Jul 3, 2008 #1
    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).

    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 here) 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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  3. Jul 4, 2008 #2
    I think it probably will be worth it. Mainly because of computational skills is always an asset to a company.
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