M.S. Mathematics

The M.S. in Mathematics is designed to enhance and enrich training in the field of mathematics for individuals who teach at the secondary level or in community colleges, and to provide a rigorous depth and breadth of mathematical study for people who plan to work as applied mathematicians in industry or government agencies, as well as those who wish to continue their studies at the doctoral level.

Common Courses (24 Credits)

Courses that are common to all emphases may be applied to all. At least 36 hours are required for the degree.

Required Courses
MATH 5305Probability & Statistics3
MATH 5308Abstract Algebra3
MATH 5320Real Analysis3
MATH 5350Applied Linear Algebra3
Other Degree Requirements
Approved graduate-level mathematics electives12
Emphasis Requirements (See Below)12
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Without Thesis

Required Courses
MATH 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Additional Electives
Approved Mathematics or other supporting field courses12
Total Semester Credit Hours12

With Thesis

Required Courses
MATH 5198Thesis6
Additional Electives
Approved Mathematics or other supporting field courses6
Total Semester Credit Hours12

Course Information and Schedule 

The Course Information page includes a complete list of courses and course descriptions. 

See the courses offered this semester using the Online Course Schedule.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes 

  1. Recognize and create good mathematical arguments, and effectively communicate them in written and oral form.

  2. Apply mathematical methods to analyze and solve problems.

  3. Demonstrate a rich understanding of complex mathematical structures, processes, and underlying theories.

  4. Conduct secondary research to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and methods of mathematical research.


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