The 30-credit Master of Arts in Mathematics provides students with a solid foundation in the major areas of mathematics, an appreciation for the structures and theories of advanced mathematics, and a deeper understanding of the role of mathematics in applications. The department strives to produce graduates who exhibit knowledge, comprehension, and creativity in the practice of mathematics as they pursue their careers in college/high school teaching, business or government, or as they pursue doctoral studies. Please note that the information in this document is subject to change. For the latest information on our courses, please contact the department.
Understanding the complex nature of mathematics requires exploration of structures, theories, and applications. You'll study these and enhance your knowledge, comprehension, and creativity for solving problems while you work with our faculty on some of the newest applications in the field.
Our program meets the needs of a broad range of students by providing a solid foundation in the major areas of mathematics, an appreciation for the structures and theories of advanced mathematics, and a deeper understanding of the role of mathematics in applications. The program is structured around the three main areas of algebra, analysis, and statistics, and allows you to adapt your education to your specific career goals.
This program includes a comprehensive exam, which you must take after completing at least 24 credits in your Plan of Study.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Completion of the equivalent of an undergraduate major in mathematics
- Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of objectives
- Fall Semester: April 15
- Spring Semester: November 15
- Summer Semester: April 15
An in-depth understanding of mathematics is of great importance in many careers in our technologically complex society. The Wall Street Journal consistently ranks mathematician at the top of “best jobs” lists. Our graduates go on to:
- Doctoral Study – mathematics, computer science, engineering, business administration, economics, education, medicine, or law
- Corporations – research, engineering, sales, marketing, and executive positions at well-known companies
- Educational institutions – positions including faculty and administrators at elementary schools, high schools, two- and four-year colleges