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
- Select at least Two of the following:
- MATH 6299 - Research
Non-thesis option (3 hours)
Select 12 hours from any of the courses listed above that were not used for the requirements there or from among the following:
- ACT SCI 5739 - Topics in Actuarial Science
- MATH 5425 - Differential Equations
- MATH 5430 - Partial Differential Equations
- MATH 5440 - Numerical Analysis I
- MATH 5530 - Combinatorics
- MATH 5640 - History of Mathematics: To the Calculus
- MATH 5752 - Introduction to Probability
- MATH 5421 - Advanced Calculus II
- MATH 5460 - Introduction to Complex Analysis
- MATH 5501 - Modern Algebra II
- MATH 5641 - Topology I
- 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
- STAT 5775 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
- STAT 5776 - Regression Analysis
- STAT 5777 - Statistical Quality Assurance Methods
- STAT 5779 - Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis
Total hours Non-Thesis option - 33
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.