Mathematics M.S.
CIP: 270101
The purpose of the program is to help mathematics students who wish to continue their advanced studies in mathematics. Also, the program will help teachers who wish to be certified to teach dual credit. Specifically, students will
 Acquire increased competency in a broad spectrum of the mathematical sciences.
 Develop additional skills and understanding in the art of good mathematics teaching.
Program Admission Requirements
Option 1
 An undergraduate degree in mathematics or an undergraduate degree in a related field which includes the calculus sequence, a linear algebra course, and a transition to proof course.

GPA Requirements:
· A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on the undergraduate transcript.
· OR if undergraduate overall GPA is 2.742.99 then writing competency needs to be demonstrated*.
· OR if undergraduate overall GPA is 2.502.73 then writing competency needs to be demonstrated* and admission would be considered conditional (see Conditional Admission to Graduate Study in graduate catalog)
*To demonstrate writing competency an applicant can
a) pass a departmental writing assessment** or
b) score 3.5 or higher on the GRE Analytic Writing and a composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test.
** 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.
Option 2. 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.
Advisement
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 Assessment
To meet exit comprehensive requirements, students must pass two required mathematics courses with a grade of A. Should a student have one (or no) A’s in required mathematics courses, they must take 1 (or 2) comprehensive exams in required mathematics course(s) of their choice.
Research Component
A research component will be embedded project in the required Data Analysis course 17639.
Requirements
Required Courses
AdvisorApproved Electives
Choose 9 hours from the following areas: Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Mining, Instructional Technology, Mathematics Pedagogy
 Advisorapproved electives  9 
Electives
Other electives available must be preapproved by advisors.
MATH 17610  Elementary Statistical Concepts  3 
MATH 17635  Computer Methods in Statistics I  3 
MATH 17623  Data and Probability for Elementary Mathematics Specialists  3 
MATH 17626  Rational Numbers and Ratio and Proportional Relationships for Elementary Mathematics Specialists  3 
MATH 17627  Algebraic Reasoning for Elementary Mathematics Specialists  3 
MATH 17628  Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Mathematics Specialists  3 
EDCI 62623  Mathematical Leadership: Foundations of Curriculum Development  3 
EDCI 62624  Mathematical Leadership for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.: Influencing and Facilitating Improvement  3 
EDUC 61649  Issues in Education  3 
EDUC 61641  Data Literacy and Assessment for Schools  3 
EDUC 61642  Multicultural Education for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  3 
EDUC 61667  Practicum for a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum  3 
CSIS 44613  Data Visualization  3 
CSIS 44608  Data Analytics Fundamentals  3 
CSIS 44609  Practical Evaluation of Data  3 
MATH 17624  Research Project  1 to 3 
Total Credit Hours: 30