Master Program

Specialty:    Mathematics

Academic degree:Masters

Mode: full-time / blended

Duration of study: 2 years (4 semesters)


Location: Kaskelen campus and Almaty, Mynbaev 46  

Program Description:
Msc in mathematics program builds upon the existing knowledge of Mathematics and further
expands the horizons of mathematical knowledge. The program reflects the active subjects of
contemporary mathematics and equips students’ skill sets for the future. The MSc in
Mathematics opens new scientific perspectives in the chosen area of specialization. Upon the
successful completion of the MSc in Mathematics, students can enroll in a PhD program or work
in industry as applied mathematicians. Within the program, students can decide to specialize in
the following three main tracks:
● Mathematics in Data Science
● Pure Mathematics
● Applied Mathematics

Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon the successful completion of MSc in Mathematics at SDU, graduates are able to

1. Demonstrate mastery of global concepts of theory and practice in modern mathematics
2. Analyze theoretical and applied problems and utilize necessary mathematical techniques
to develop solutions
3. Carry independent inquiry and develop a creative work, evidenced by a master's thesis
and research publications.
4. Demonstrate abilities in the critical analysis and quantitative reasoning of global
problems arising in mathematics.
5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of their area of specialization.
6. Communicate mathematical ideas to a mathematics audience both in writing and

Condition of admission:

Bachelor degree in Mathematics
Sufficient level of English language
A statement of purpose
High score in SDU Entrance Examination
The entrance examination questions are based on the standard undergraduate courses
listed in the table with suggested textbooks for preparation:

Course titles List of suggested reference textbooks

Calculus: Early Transcendentals (6th Edition) by

James Stewart

Linear Algebra Linear Algebra and Its Applications (5th Edition)
by David C. Lay, Steven R. Lay, Judi J. McDonald
Abstract Algebra

A First Course in Abstract Algebra, 7th Edition by

John B. Fraleigh

Ordinary Differential Equations Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary
Value Problems (7th Edition) by Boyce, Richard
C. DiPrima
Probability and Statistics Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its
Applications (5th Edition) 5th Edition by Richard
J. Larsen, Morris L. Marx
Real Analysis

Principles of Mathematical Analysis by Walter



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Coordinator:  Shirali Kadyrov

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