Frequently Asked Questions What separates this program from other Master's Degree programs? What sort of jobs will the MS in Applied Mathematics from William Paterson prepare me for? Will there actually be jobs in these areas? How long does it generally take to get a Master's Degree? Will the classes fit into my schedule? Is it possible to live on campus? If I have already done work at another university, can I transfer graduate classes from there? Will I need to write some sort of Master's Thesis? What is the typical course load during the first year? What is the typical course load during the second year? What are the steps to applying? Will late applications be considered? Is it possible to begin the program in the spring semester?