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Graduate Degrees in Mathematics
The Department offers courses leading to the M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and M.Ed. degrees with a major in mathematics.
The equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in mathematics. Students who have not completed the equivalent of Math 431, Advanced Calculus, as undergraduates will be required to do so as part of their graduate program. Students without the required degree, or equivalent, may be admitted but will be required to satisfactorily complete undergraduate courses to make up their deficiency before advancement to Approved status. (Please see this PDF file for specific details on admission requirements.)
Master of Science
- A major of 30 (thesis) or 32 (non-thesis) credits or a major with a minor or cognate.
- Two full graduate sequences of the five available: 512-513, 515-516, 518-519, 520-521 and 541-542.
- At least one additional mathematics graduate course.
The remainder of the program will be determined in consultation with an advisor based on the student's mathematical aims, interests and background.
Master of Education
A minimum of 32 semester credits is required for the M.Ed. degree of which 16 credit hours of graduate work must be completed in mathematics, with at least 8 credits of mathematics being at the 500 level or above, including 2 hours of 997, Independent Study. (See Degree Requirements for Master of Education.)
Complete in undergraduate or graduate school-courses in algebra equivalent to Mathematics 441 and 442, a course in analysis equivalent to Mathematics 431, a course in geometry equivalent to Mathematics 409, and a course in probability and statistics equivalent to Mathematics 421.
Graduate Minor in Statistics
The requirements consist of 9 hours of which Math 421 and Math 422 are required if they were not taken as an undergraduate. The remaining credits may be selected from various probability and statistics-oriented courses in mathematics and other disciplines. For further information about this option, contact the chair of the Mathematics Department.