M.S. Mathematics

Overview

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

All students must have either a Bachelor Science (BS) or Bachelor Art (BA) degree in Mathematics or a BS/BA degree with sufficient mathematics related coursework including but not limited to Calculus I-III (or equivalent). 

Students without a BS/BA degree in Mathematics will be required to complete leveling courses prior to admittance into the program. The amount and nature of the leveling courses are defined on a case-by-case basis and determined by the Mathematics Graduate Coordinator.

Master of Science Mathematics - With Thesis Program Requirements

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
or MATH 5360 Numerical Analysis
or MATH 5315 Operations Research II
MATH 5350Applied Linear Algebra3
Approved graduate-level mathematics electives6
MATH 5198Thesis6
Approved Mathematics or other supporting field courses12
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Science Mathematics - Without Thesis Program Requirements

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
or MATH 5360 Numerical Analysis
or MATH 5315 Operations Research II
MATH 5350Applied Linear Algebra3
Approved graduate-level mathematics electives12
Approved Mathematics or other supporting field courses12
MATH 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours36