2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Mathematics M.S.

CIP: 270101

Program Admission Requirement

Option 1.  Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and a score of 2 on a writing assessment administered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics will be accepted.  The writing assessment must be completed no later than the end of the second week of the first semester of enrollment.  The writing assessment is not designed to test proficiency in a specific subject.  It is rather a test to evaluate applicant’s abilities to critique, organize, and write a concise argument.  Any student who fails the writing assessment must repeat the assessment within two weeks.  Any student who fails the second writing assessment will meet with the chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to discuss options. *

Option 2.  Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and a composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test will be accepted. *

Option 3.  Undergraduate mathematics majors within 30 hours of completing their undergraduate degree in Mathematics, with a GPA of 2.8 overall and 3.2 in mathematics may apply for admission to the accelerated program.  Students in this option can complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mathematics in 5 years. Please review the policy section on Accelerated Programs for additional information.

* The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but no later than the end of the first semester of enrollment.  If the score is not submitted by the end of the first academic semester, 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.


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 (courses 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


9 hours of Advisor Approved Electives from the Following Areas:

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

Total Credit Hours: 30