With a head start and the opportunity to learn in an environment that is both theoretical and practical, our Mathematical Science graduates are prepared to enter the workforce with a confidence that is backed by a thorough understanding of their subject and the experience of collaborating with experts in the field. Our alumni work across a wide variety of industries, including architecture, insurance and finance, healthcare, computer science, physiological and biological sciences, and a broad spectrum of engineering fields.

Average Starting Salary

  • Bachelor’s: $84,000
  • Master’s: N/A
  • PhD: N/A

Average National Starting Bachelor’s Degree Salary (reported by the NACE Salary Survey) : $64,028

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Companies that have Hired WPI Mathematical Scientists

  • Carbonite
  • Elexis
  • Fidelity Investments
  • NetCracker Technology

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Sample Job Titles

  • Associate Analyst
  • Associate Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Catastrophe Risk Analyst
  • Consultant
  • IT Analyst
  • Software Engineer/Developer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Consultant

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Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Virginia
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Professional Associations and Clubs

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Sample MQP titles

  • A Model for Stock Pricing
  • Improving the FIP Model
  • Planetary Formation
  • Portfolio Optimization with Transaction Costs

Visit WPI’s Electronic Projects Collection for more MQP titles.

Popular Industries for Mathematical Scientists

  • Insurance Carriers
  • Management Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • Scientific Research and Development
  • State Governments

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