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M.S. in Mathematics

Mathematics M.S. (MS3101)

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Program Overview

A principal feature of the master’s program in mathematics is the possibility of designing a study plan to meet a student’s individual needs and interests. A master’s degree in mathematics can be used to fulfill several different goals, and the program meets this diversity of expectations in its several tracks. While the coursework varies somewhat, all tracks assure the student obtains a solid mathematical foundation and a rigorous and versatile training in analytic problem solving using mathematical tools.

Time to Degree: All tracks require at least 40 graduate credit hours and can normally be completed in two years.

Many master’s students are trained and financially supported as teaching assistants and have the opportunity to teach classes as the primary instructor.

Concentrations

Doctoral Preparation Track (MS3101)

The Doctoral Preparation track (MS3101) is for students intending to continue to a doctoral program here or at another university.

Applied Track (MS3101)

The Applied track (MS3101) is for students who wish to use mathematics for careers in government or industry, or to pursue a doctoral degree in a field other than mathematics. Students develop skills in the formulation, analysis, and solution of mathematical models valuable for a variety of application areas.

Computational Track (MS3111)

The Computational track (MS3111) is for students who wish to use mathematics for careers in government or industry, with an emphasis on algorithms and software.

General Track (MS3101)

The General track (MS3101) is for students requiring more flexibility than permitted by the more specific tracks. It is important for students in this track to work with their adviser to assure their course choices prepare them for their intended career path.

Career Opportunities

Depending on their track, students may continue their graduate education, work in government or industry, or teach at the college level.

Program Mission

To train students to apply and disseminate mathematical knowledge and understanding.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Graduates will be able to apply a range of mathematical tools to problems within mathematics and in other disciplines.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively disseminate mathematical knowledge and understanding orally, in writing, or by other means. 

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