Master of Arts in Mathematics

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Program Description

The Master of Arts in Mathematics is a thirty-six hour, non-thesis program designed for current high school mathematics teachers who desire to become curriculum specialists or who want to teach dual-credit mathematics classes.  Recipients of the M.A. degree are also prepared for admission to a doctoral program in mathematics education.  Students who wish to work in industry, teach at the post-secondary level, or pursue doctoral studies in mathematics are encouraged to pursue the M.S. in Mathematics.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Mathematics must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission into the Mathematics program. However, GPA and GRE scores are not sole criteria for admission. Based on a review of an applicant's undergraduate transcript, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may require completion of undergraduate stem courses as a condition for admission.

Degree Requirements

The degree requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate credit. An oral comprehensive examination covering the four core M.A. courses is administered by the advisory committee for each degree candidate. The oral examination must be scheduled with the Graduate Advisor at least three weeks in advance.  Students must be enrolled in the MA program during the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination. Requirements specified in the degree plan are subject to minor modification by the department. Also, to ensure a balanced program, all electives must be approved by the department chair or an authorized representative of the graduate Mathematics faculty.

Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics

Master of Arts in Mathematics
MATH 5380Research Project In Math Edu3
MATH 5386Smnr In Algebra For Teachers3
MATH 5387Smnr In Geometry For Teachers3
MATH 5388Smnr In Analysis For Teachers3
MATH 5389Smnr Prob & Stat For Tchrs3
Select three graduate courses in MATH9
Additional Coursework
Select 12 hours of the following:12
Graduate courses in a second teaching field 1
Graduate MATH courses
Graduate STAT courses
Combination of graduate credit in the following areas: Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Secondary Education
Total Hours36

Selections must be made in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.


Senior Courses Open to Graduate Students

With departmental approval, a maximum of six hours of the following senior (4000-level) courses may be taken for graduate credit toward the MA in Mathematics Education.

MATH 4361Introductory Analysis3
MATH 4366Elementary Analysis3
MATH 4367The Evolution Of Mathematics3
MATH 4377Algebraic Structures3