Masters in Mathematics Degree Information
This major is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 36 hours is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 32-35 hours, depending on the emphasis taken, is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of 6xxx-level course work is required on the thesis option. A minimum of twelve (12) hours of 6xxx-level course work is required on the non-thesis option.
The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.
Successful completion of a final written comprehensive examination is required for the non-thesis option.
Master of Arts in Mathematics (Non-Teaching Emphasis)
The Master of Arts in (pure) Mathematics track in the Master of Arts in Mathematics degree is designed to prepare students wishing to pursue more advanced studies in mathematics at the Ph.D. level or to work in the public or private sector. A major highlight of the track is its size: it is small enough to provide a high degree of individual attention to students, and yet large enough to be able to regularly offer the standard courses that form the core of a typical master's degree program.
- Required Courses
- Mathematics (12 hours)
- At least two of the following (6 hours):
- Research (6 hours, thesis option - 2 hours, non-thesis option)
- MATH 6299 - Research
- Electives from the following (12 hours)
- MATH 5421 - Intermediate Mathematical Analysis II
- MATH 5425 - Differential Equations
- MATH 5430 - Partial Differential Equations
- MATH 5752 - Introduction to Probability
- MATH 5754 - Introduction to Stochastic Process
- STAT 5777 - Statistical Quality Assurance Methods
- ACT SCI 5739 - Topics in Actuarial Science
- MATH 5501 - Modern Algebra II
- MATH 5641 - Topology I
- STAT 5775 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- STAT 5776 - Regression Analysis
- MATH 5440 - Numerical Analysis I
- MATH 5640 - History of Mathematics: To the Calculus
- STAT 5779 - Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
- MATH 6510 - Theory of Numbers
- MATH 6640 - Topics in the History of Mathematics
- MATH 6650 - Topics in Mathematical Logic and Set Theory
- MATH 6779 - Topics in Probability and Statistics
We have had a Master of Arts program for secondary teachers as long as the department has offered graduate degrees. The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Secondary Teaching Emphasis) is designed to extend the content and pedagogical knowledge of secondary school mathematics teachers. The program incorporates a dynamic relationship between theory and practice, and focuses on the development of teachers as reflective practitioners and lead teachers. The program is offered at a distance using a cohort model in which groups of students move through the coursework together, with courses delivered online via eLearning. Some summer courses may require limited on-campus attendance, in addition to eLearning. The program is offered as a non-thesis option only, however requires a culminating research paper. Click here https://uni.edu/continuinged/distance/secondary-math to learn more about the program, including FAQs and steps to apply.
Master of Arts in Mathematics (Community College Teaching Emphasis)
The Master of Arts in Mathematics (Community College Teaching Emphasis) is designed to serve those preparing for a career in community college teaching or working professionals seeking career advancement. This is a mathematically robust degree program while program content, understandings and experiences are directly and explicitly linked to the world of practice. The program is offered at a distance using a cohort model in which groups of students move through the coursework together, with courses delivered online via eLearning. Some summer courses may require limited on-campus attendance, in addition to eLearning. The program is offered on a non-thesis option only, however requires a culminating research paper. Click here https://uni.edu/continuinged/distance/comm-coll-math to learn more about the program, including FAQs and steps to apply.
The Mathematics for the Middle Grades MA program follows a professional development model that is set in the context of classroom practice. Program content, understandings and experiences are directly and explicitly linked to your teaching. As a member of a cohort of practicing middle grades mathematics teachers, you will find that the friendships, support, and camaraderie found in our program with other teachers going through similar experiences with you will be one of the most important aspects for helping you analyze your teaching and vital in the teacher change process.
If you are interested in gaining new insights and ideas for improving your teaching and wish to examine, discuss and reflect upon the meaningful learning experiences you provide your mathematics students, then the Mathematics for the Middle Grades MA Program is right for you. Click here https://uni.edu/continuinged/distance/middle-level-math to learn more about the program, including FAQs and steps to apply.
If you have questions about admission to the PSM Program in Industrial Mathematics, please call Deb Blanchard at 319-273-6952.
The Professional Science Master's (PSM) Degree in Industrial Mathematics is designed to prepare students for a career in industry. The curriculum combines a Business and Experiential component with advanced degree course work. The PSM degree is a non-thesis program. It requires a minimum of 34 units including at least 12 units of 6XXX-level course work. No comprehensive examination is required.
Required Courses: (16 units)
MATH 6795 Industrial Internship/Project – 6 units
Elective Courses (18 units): Any six courses from the following list.
ACT SCI 5735 Actuarial Mathematics – 3 units
ACT SCI 5739 Topics in Actuarial Science – 3 units
ACT SCI 5785 Introduction to Financial Engineering – 3 units
ACT SCI 5788 Loss Models – 3 units
MATH 5425 Differential Equations – 3 units
MATH 5430 Partial Differential Equations – 3 units
MATH 5440 Numerical Analysis – 3 units
MATH 5530 Combinatorics – 3 units
MATH 5630 Differential Geometry – 3 units
MATH 5742 Geometric Modeling for CAD – 3 units
MATH 5752 Introduction to Probability – 3 units
MATH 5780 Mathematics of Finance – 3 units
STAT 5772 Statistical Computing – 3 units
STAT 5776 Regression Analysis – 3 units
STAT 5778 Spatial Data Analysis – 3 units
STAT 6772 Advanced Statistical Methods – 3 units
CS 5470 Networking – 3 units
FIN 5130 Corporation Finance – 3 units
FIN 5160 Principles of Investments – 3 units
Either MKTG 5170 Marketing Strategy – 3 units
Or MKTG 6170 Marketing Management – 3 units
MGMT 6262 Cross-Functional Operations – 3 units
TECH 3147 Computer Aided Manufacturing – 3 units
TECH 5122 Advanced CAD and Modeling – 3 units
Effective Fall 2014