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Master's Program

The Department of Mathematics offers a master of science degree (with two possible concentrations) and two master of education degrees in mathematics. These programs are designed to prepare students for doctoral research, and teaching in colleges and public schools, and to provide the mathematical background needed to pursue careers in applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, business, industry, and many other areas.

We offer:

Admission Requirements: Applications to all graduate programs are handled by The Graduate College. In addition to university requirements, for unconditional admission, the department requires:

  • A preferred score of 900 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours leading to a bachelor's degree.

On rare occasion, a student may be granted conditional admission if his/her grade point average is less than a 2.75. This student will be required to meet conditions stipulated by the department.

Financial Aid: Mathematics graduate students are encouraged to work as graduate instructional assistants. The stipends for these assistantships are comparable to the national norms and generally require teaching two courses per semester. There are also graduate scholarships available.
To apply for an assistantship, please fill out the Employment application form and submit to the Math Department as well as:

  • Cover letter stating your intent.
  • Official copy of your transcripts showing all college work.
  • Current vita.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • An essay of approximately 500 words describing your background and professional goals, which should include a rationale for pursuing your chosen graduate degree program and teaching philosophy.

Additionally all international students need to pass the Test of Spoken English with a score of at least 50 within the first year of employment.

Please see the catalog description of the graduate courses.

For more information, contact The Graduate College, or the Mathematics Graduate Advisor:

passty Dr. Gregory B. Passty
Office: MCS 470
Phone: 512.245.2551