The M.A. in Mathematics is a two-year program. It emphasizes more computational aspects of mathematics for students who are interested in jobs in business, industry, and government. The program also retains the flexibility to prepare students for teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level or to undertake doctoral work in mathematics.
The M.A. in Mathematics program requires a total of 30 credit hours with two different research requirements:
- Plan A: Twenty four (24) hours of coursework and six hours of Thesis.
- Plan B: Twenty seven (27) hours of coursework, two Plan B papers (one credit hour each) plus Graduate Student Seminar (one credit hour).
Admission Requirements for the M.A. in Mathematics program
To be admitted to the program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Hold at least a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from a college or university of recognized standing and meet the requirements for regular admission to the College of Graduate Studies.
- Overall undergraduate average GPA of 2.7 or higher
- Minimum of 20 semester hours of mathematics with an average GPA of 2.7 or higher, which must include
- Calculus II or equivalent
- Linear or Abstract Algebra
- Minimum TOEFL for International Students: See the Page: Information for Prospective Graduate Students.
- General GRE is recommended (if a student applies for a graduate assistantship, GRE is required. The GRE requirement may be waived by the Department in exceptional cases.
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Last updated January 31, 2018