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Mathematics Master's Degree

Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics

The Master of Arts in Mathematics (MAM) degree prepares students to enter the fields of mathematics, mathematics education, the physical or social sciences, or other related fields requiring a high expertise in mathematics. Students are also prepared to pursue doctoral study and research. There are two tracks to earn a Master of Arts in Mathematics: Mathematics Education or Pure Mathematics.

Graduate Mathematics Program Admission Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credit hours of coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree
  • GRE Scores
  • At least one of the following courses or their equivalent with a B or better (Math 3315 Algebraic Structures or Math 3360 Intermediate Analysis)
  • Entrance Scores (ES) = 1600 minimum Entrance Score (ES) = (GPA x 267) + (GRE Quantitative Score x 5.23) (GPA equates to 50% of the decision, GRE Quantitative Reasoning equates to 50% of the decision)

Conditional Admission

If a student has a GPA below a 3.0 but not lower than a 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours a student will be considered for admission based on their complete application. The committee will review upper level math courses taken to determine appropriate preparation in terms of courses taken and GPA associated with relevant mathematics courses deemed necessary for success in a graduate math program. Conditionally admitted students may be required to take leveling courses before being fully admitted to the Mathematics graduate program and will have to maintain the required CGPA to remain a graduate student.

 

Want to learn more? 

Scroll through the following degree tracks to begin working towards a M.A. in Mathematics. 

Mathematics Track (with Thesis) 

Students are required to complete 36 semester credit hours. 

Required Courses 
Students must complete the following courses for a total of six semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6315 Principles of Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6360 Principles of Analysis (3) sch
  • MATH 6399 Masters Thesis (3 or 6) sch
Prescribed Electives 
Students must complete six of the following courses for a total 18 semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6300 History of Mathematics (3) sch
  • MATH 6301 Statistics (3) sch
  • MATH 6317 Advanced Linear Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6325 Number Theory (3) sch
  • MATH 6328 Discrete Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6329 Continuous Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6332 Combinatorics (3) sch
  • MATH 6333 Applied Probability (3) sch
  • MATH 6350 Topics in Geometry (3) sch
  • MATH 6361 Complex Variables (3) sch
  • MATH 6365 Introduction to Topology (3) sch

Students must complete six semester credit hours of Free Electives. 
Students must complete a Thesis for a total of six semester credit hours.

Mathematics Track (without Thesis) 

Students are required to complete 36 semester credit hours. 

Required Courses 
Students must complete the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6315 Principles of Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6360 Principles of Analysis (3) sch
Prescribed Electives 
Students must complete six of the following courses for a total 18 semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6300 History of Mathematics (3) sch
  • MATH 6301 Statistics (3) sch
  • MATH 6317 Advanced Linear Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6325 Number Theory (3) sch
  • MATH 6328 Discrete Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6329 Continuous Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6332 Combinatorics (3) sch
  • MATH 6333 Applied Probability (3) sch
  • MATH 6350 Topics in Geometry (3) sch
  • MATH 6361 Complex Variables (3) sch
  • MATH 6365 Introduction to Topology (3) sch

Students must complete 12 semester credit hours of Free Electives.

Mathematics Education Track (with Thesis) 

Required Courses 
Students are required to complete the following courses for a total of six semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6315 Principles of Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6360 Principles of Analysis (3) sch
  • MATH 6399 Masters Thesis (3 or 6) sch
Prescribed Electives 
Students must complete six of the following courses for a total 18 semester credit hours: 
  • MATH 6300 History of Mathematics (3) sch
  • MATH 6301 Statistics (3) sch
  • MATH 6317 Advanced Linear Algebra (3) sch
  • MATH 6325 Number Theory (3) sch
  • MATH 6328 Discrete Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6329 Continuous Models (3) sch
  • MATH 6332 Combinatorics (3) sch
  • MATH 6333 Applied Probability (3) sch
  • MATH 6350 Topics in Geometry (3) sch
  • MTED 6381 Curriculum Development and Assessment for Secondary Teachers (3) sch
  • MTED 6382 Mentoring/Leadership for Secondary Teachers (3) sch
  • MTED 6383 Integrating Technology for Secondary Teachers (3) sch
Students must complete six semester credit hours of Free Electives. 
Students must complete a Thesis for a total of six semester credit hours.

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