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2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, Research Preparation Concentration, M.S.


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James Hart, Program Director
(615) 898-2402
James.Hart@mtsu.edu

The Research Preparation concentration is for students wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in Mathematics.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements


Admission normally requires completion of the GRE or MAT with acceptable scores. Successful applicants typically have combined GRE scores of 291 or above or MAT scores of 402 or greater.

Applicant must

  1. have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  2. have an acceptable grade point average for all college work taken;
  3. have completed 21 semester hours of college-level mathematics (including calculus), with at least 9 hours of mathematics beyond calculus.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Master of Science in Mathematics applicants must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official scores on the GRE or MAT;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  4. two letters of recommendation are recommended, but not required.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Research Preparation requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Candidate must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Mathematics, Research Preparation


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements. In addition, a maximum of 9 hours of thesis research may be required to fulfill degree requirements.

Required Core Courses (9 hours)


Cognate (6 hours)


  • Six hours approved by advisor

Thesis (3-9 hours)


Program Notes


Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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