2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Mathematics M.S.

CIP: 270101

Program Admission Requirements

Option 1.  Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, and either a composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test or a score of 2 or higher on the Writing Assessment will be accepted.  The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but no later than the end of the first trimester of enrollment.  If the score is not submitted by the end of the first academic trimester, the student cannot re-enroll until the score is submitted.  Students who do not meet the cutoff scores may be accepted on the condition that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the first nine graduate hours in mathematics.

Option 2.  Undergraduate mathematics majors within fewer than 30 hours of completing their B.S. in Mathematics, with a GPA of 2.8 overall and 3.2 in mathematics may apply for a "fast track" admission to the program.  Students in this option can complete their B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics in 5 years.


A graduate faculty member from the mathematics/mathematics education area will serve as an area advisor, and her/his signature will be required for the Degree Audit.  Any change in a Degree Audit must be initiated by the student and be submitted to the Graduate Office accompanied by written approval from advisors.

Comprehensive Examination

Two comprehensive exams (subjects chosen by student) must be passed in order to graduate.


Required Courses

MATH 17602Introduction to Higher Mathematics


MATH 17652Analytic Geometry


MATH 17643Principles of Mathematical Analysis and Applications


MATH 17617Combinatorics


MATH 17618Number Theory with Applications


MATH 17639Data Analysis


MATH 17624Research Project


9 hours of Advisor Approved Electives from the Following Areas:

Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Mining, Instructional Technology, Mathematics Pedagogy

Total Credit Hours: 32