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2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics, General Mathematics Concentration, M.S.


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

The General Mathematics concentration is for students desiring a broad background 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.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official scores on the GRE or MAT;
  3. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
  4. two letters of recommendation are also recommended, but not required.

Degree Requirements


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

Candidate must successfully complete a master’s thesis or a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).

Curriculum: Mathematics, General Mathematics Concentration


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

Core Courses (9 hours)


Concentration Courses (18 hours)


Eighteen (18) hours from approved courses in mathematical sciences including at least one course from three of the following groups:

Cognate (6-9 hours)


  • Six to nine additional hours approved by advisor.

Thesis (3-9 hours)


  • The master’s thesis is an option in this concentration. See MATH 6640  Thesis Research (1 to 6 credits).

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