Students eligible to take 500-level courses or any courses for graduate
- Students who have been admitted to the MA in Mathematics Program of
- Students who hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited
- Students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college
or university and who are not presently seeking a degree. These students should
apply as non-degree students.
Students may transfer six (6) semester hours of appropriate graduate credit
from a regionally accredited college or university.
For a list of admission requirements to the MA program, see Graduate Program - MA in
Mathematics Program Admission in the Admission section of this
Catalog. Candidates for admission to the program leading to the MA in
Mathematics are expected to have a background in basic differential and integral
calculus. Students lacking in this prerequisite will be required to complete
coursework in undergraduate calculus.
Fall, spring and summer semesters - $467 (per
The MA in Mathematics Program consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours of
graduate work and a thesis. This work must meet the following requirements:
- At least 24 credit hours in graduate Mathematics.
- Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate electives in related fields
- After a student is admitted to the MA in Mathematics Program, only work
taken at another institution with prior written approval of the Chair of the
Department of Mathematics will be accepted for transfer.
- An academic average of “B” must be maintained in all work carried as a
graduate student. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree.
- Degree requirements must be completed within six (6) years of the date of
initial enrollment in the program or further graduation requirements may be
- A student automatically comes under the most recent Catalog after not
attending for a full calendar year. Questions about specific course content will
be directed to the advisor to the MA in Mathematics Program for resolution.
Independent study is available to
MA in Mathematics students only in exceptional circumstances. Prior approval of
the advisor to the MA in Mathematics Program is required. Independent study is
not available for students on probation or for classes that are currently
PROBATION AND DISMISSAL
A graduate student may be placed
on probation at the conclusion of any semester in which the student’s GPA is
less than 3.0. The student has one semester to raise that average to 3.0. A
graduate student may be dismissed from the program if the cumulative GPA average
falls below 2.0.
The MA in Mathematics Program requires at least 30 semester hours including
at least 24 semester hours selected from the following courses:
| MATH 501
||Introduction to Analysis
| MATH 502
||Survey of Geometries
| MATH 503
||Probability & Statistics
| MATH 504
| MATH 507
| MATH 508
||Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
| MATH 510
||Seminar in the History of Mathematics
| MATH 515
| MATH 520
| MATH 531
||Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations
| MATH 600
||(May be repeated up to a total of 3 cr.)
A student who has completed all coursework towards the MA in Mathematics
degree but is still working on the thesis must remain continuously enrolled in
MATH 699 Thesis Preparation and Research each fall and spring semester until the
student completes the degree. MATH 699 does not count towards the required 30
semester hours for the MA degree or towards any other graduate degree.