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)
- MATH 5630 - Differential Geometry or MATH 5615- Geometric Transformations
- MATH 6420 - Mathematical Analysis I
- MATH 6460 - Complex Analysis I
- MATH 6500 - Abstract Algebra I

- At least two of the following (6 hours):
- MATH 6421 - Mathematical Analysis II
- MATH 6461 - Complex Analysis II
- MATH 6501 - Abstract Albegra II

- 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

- Mathematics (12 hours)

**Master of Arts in Mathematics (Secondary Teaching Emphasis)**

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.

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**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.

**Mathematics for the Middle Grades MA **

** **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.

**Professional Science Master's Degree in Industrial Mathematics **

*If you have questions about admission to the PSM Program in Industrial Mathematics, please call Deb Blanchard at 319-273-6952.*

*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 6745 Deterministic Operations Research – 3 units

MATH 6747 Discrete-Event System Simulation – 3 units

MATH 6795 Industrial Internship/Project – 6 units

PSM 6100 Business Management for Science Professionals – 3 units

PSM 6289 Professional Science Master’s Seminar – 1 unit

*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 5460 Introduction to Complex 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 5754 Introduction to Stochastic Processes – 3 units

MATH 5780 Mathematics of Finance – 3 units

MATH 6746 Probabilistic Operations Research – 3 units

MATH 6748 Modeling Industrial Systems Using Queuing Networks – 3 units

MATH 6779 Topics in Probability and Statistics – 3 units

STAT 5771 Applied Statistical Methods for Research – 3 units

STAT 5772 Statistical Computing – 3 units

STAT 5773 Design and Analysis of Experiments – 3 units

STAT 5775 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics – 3 units

STAT 5776 Regression Analysis – 3 units

STAT 5777 Statistical Quality Assurance Methods – 3 units

STAT 5778 Spatial Data Analysis – 3 units

STAT 5779 Applied Multivariate Statistical 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

FIN 6266 Financial Management and Markets – 3 units

Either MKTG 5170 Marketing Strategy – 3 units

Or MKTG 6170 Marketing Management – 3 units

MGMT 6250 Strategic Planning and Organization Analysis – 3 units

MGMT 6262 Cross-Functional Operations – 3 units

TECH 3147 Computer Aided Manufacturing – 3 units

TECH 5122 Advanced CAD and Modeling – 3 units

PHYSICS 6100 Modeling and Simulation of Physical Systems – 3 units

**Effective Fall 2014**