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The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers the Master of Science with a major in Mathematics, the Master of Science in Teaching with a major in Mathematics, and a minor in Mathematics at the graduate level.
Three concentrations are offered under the Master of Science: General Mathematics (students desiring a broad background in mathematics should pursue this concentration); Industrial Mathematics (students interested in positions in industry or further graduate work in applied mathematics should pursue this concentration); and Research Preparation (students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in Mathematics should choose this concentration).
Two concentrations are offered under the Master of Science in Teaching: Middle Grade Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics.
The department also offers courses in the Master of Science in Professional Science degree. Students interested in a concentration in Biostatistics should refer to the Master’s of Science in Professional Science program.
Admission normally requires completion of the GRE or MAT with acceptable scores. (Successful applicants typically have combined GRE scores of 291 [current scale] or 900 [former scale] or above or MAT scores of 402 or greater.)
have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
have an acceptable grade point average for all college work taken;
have completed 21 semester hours of college-level mathematics (including calculus), with at least 9 hours of mathematics beyond calculus.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
The Master of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in General Mathematics requires completion of 36 hours consisting of a 9-hour core, 18 hours in the concentration, and a 9-hour cognate approved by the advisor.
complete at least 21 hours at the 6000 level;
participate in the graduate seminar and give an oral presentation of an approved topic;
successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).
Curriculum: Mathematics, General Mathematics Concentration
Candidate must complete 36 hours in the following course of study: