Master of Arts Program

The M.A. Program aims to provide students with a broad background in mathematics and the opportunity of concentration in an area of special interest. The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers two options for the Master of Arts degree.
Option I is the traditional mathematics option. The areas of study are Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics & Optimization, and Statistics.  Math Building with teepee in foreground

Option II is the Mathematics Education option, designed to improve the proficiency of teachers in mathematics and in the techniques of teaching.

Candidates for admission to the Master of Arts in Mathematics degree program should have an undergraduate mathematics major in addition, candidates for Option II must have a teacher certification in mathematics.

Students may apply up to 10-credit hours of research towards the degree. The professional presentation for the non-thesis option consists of at least 2-credit hours of research on advanced-level material, culminating in oral presentation(s) by the student.

  • a total of 30 graduate credits including a thesis (thesis option), or,
  • a total of 36 graduate credits including a professional presentation (non-thesis option).
  • Option II candidates must have a teaching certificate.
  • Option I: Comprehensive examination in major area.
  • Option II: A two-part comprehensive examination in mathematics and mathematics education.