Welcome to the UNI Department of Mathematics

Math Ed Class
Math Ed Class
Actuarial Science students problem solving
Computer Lab in Wright Hall
Computer Lab in Wright Hall
Stats class
Stats class in Wright Hall

The Mathematics Department at the University of Northern Iowa has a long and rich history in mathematics education, a nationally acclaimed program in actuarial science, undergraduate degree programs in mathematics (pure mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics and actuarial science) and has been recognized for a commitment to teaching. Graduates of these programs are well prepared to enter the professional workplace or continue studies in mathematics. Housed in Wright Hall, the department has several technologically equipped teaching rooms and access to three computer labs. Student resources include a study-tutor room and the Mathematics Education Lab housing a collection of manipulatives, resources and literature to be used in mathematics classrooms.

Faculty include individuals having specialties in pure mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematics education. Both undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to do research as part of their education. Explore the details of our programs and department in the information provided by this website.

UNI online mathematics secondary education program named one of the best in the nation

The University of Northern Iowa's online master's in secondary education program has been recognized as one of the best in the country for 2018 by BestColleges.com, a leading provider for higher education research and college planning resources. The ranking highlights accredited, not-for-profit institutions, which have developed exceptional academic online programs for students looking to advance their knowledge, skills and career in secondary education.

"We are deeply honored to have our online master’s in mathematics secondary education program selected by BestColleges.com as one of the best in the country for 2018," said Douglas Mupasiri, professor and department head of the Department of Mathematics at UNI. "The recognition is the culmination of hard work and sustained effort, which was spearheaded by the mathematics education faculty with the support of all the other faculty in the Department of Mathematics. The list of the other programs that made the BestColleges.com ranking is humbling. But even as we celebrate this milestone, we will 'keep our eyes on the ball.' Our cause, as always, is to do everything we can to provide a first-rate education to the students we serve. If anything, the recognition by BestColleges.com motivates us to rededicate ourselves to that cause."

"Our online Master's in Secondary Education ranking highlights education institutions that have established quality academic curriculums while remaining affordable and flexible for today's graduate students," said Stephanie Snider, director of BestColleges.com. "Earning a position on our ranking demonstrates that the University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing an online program that focuses on successful student outcomes.

BestColleges.com's ranking uses a methodology grounded in statistical data compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The aim is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.