Master of Science in Mathematics

General

Program Description

Alabama State University offers a Masters of Science degree in Mathematics, that typically involves the completion of about 2 years of study, passing the Graduate Comprehensive Examination on general mathematical knowledge, writing a thesis involving a certain amount of original research and passing the Final Oral Examination dealing with one's thesis.

Graduate degrees are the gateway to promotion either within mathematics. Our graduate faculty from the United States and around the world have had many years of experience teaching and doing research in a variety of fields such as ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, combinatorics, fuzzy set theory, symbolic dynamics, Boolean matrix theory, Diophantine equations, theory of algorithms, mathematical social science, finite-state machines, artificial intelligence, software engineering, supercomputers.

We have computer laboratories with a wide range of operating systems and computer software.

Requirements for M.S. degree

  • MAT 500 Set Theory
  • MAT 501 Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics
  • MAT 510 Abstract Algebra I
  • MAT 620 Real Analysis I
  • MAT 622 Complex Analysis I
  • MAT 640 General Topology I
  • MAT 690 Seminar
  • MAT 529 Research and Thesis

and 9 hours of the following electives

  • MAT 505 Introduction to Computer Science
  • MAT 512 Linear Systems
  • MAT 513 Number Theory
  • MAT 550 Combinatorics
  • MAT 560-61 Operations Research
  • MAT 623 Complex Analysis I
  • MAT 641 Topology II
  • MAT 655 Numerical Analysis

Graduate Fees

Below are estimated tuition and costs for full-time graduate students residing on-campus during the 2017-18 academic year. Actual costs and fees may vary depending on enrollment and lifestyle decisions. You also may wish to review estimated tuition and costs for part-time graduate enrollment on our complete budget worksheet.

For a breakdown of fees by credit hour and by semester, download the 2017-18 Schedule of Student Tuition and Fees.

In-State Out-of-State
Billed Expenses
Tuition/Fees $10,156 $17,572
Room/Board $5,422 $5,422
Subtotal $15,578 $22,994
Other Estimated Expenses
Books $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,552 $1,552
Miscellaneous/Personal $1,840 $1,840
Subtotal $4,392 $4,392
Estimated Total $19,970 $27,386
Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

The fundamental mission of The Murphy Graduate School is to (1) provide leadership for the University’s doctorate, educational specialist, master’s and certificate level, post-baccalaureate degree pro ... Read More

The fundamental mission of The Murphy Graduate School is to (1) provide leadership for the University’s doctorate, educational specialist, master’s and certificate level, post-baccalaureate degree programs; (2) serve as the campus-wide advocate for the advancement of graduate education; and (3) provide oversight for standards of excellence, fairness and equity in all graduate programs. Read less