Admission to the Master of Science in Mathematics program requires a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a satisfactory grade point average. Students will choose to earn the degree with one of the following options:
Each option consist of thirty credit hours (equivalent to 10 three-credit hour courses) with the exception that the Industrial Mathematics PSE Option is a 37 credit program, including a required internship and sequence of PMSA seminars.
Program requirements include both required courses and electives (which may be offered in other departments). Up to six credits at the 400 level may be considered for inclusion in the program of study. In addition, with the permission of the student advisor and the graduate committee, three or six credits may be obtained by completing a thesis. Most courses are offered on a regular basis in the late afternoon and early evening so that all programs can be completed on a part-time basis.
The Applied and Computational Mathematics Option focuses on techniques of mathematical modeling and the basic tools needed to investigate problems from both a theoretical and computational viewpoint. This option requires that the undergraduate degree must be in mathematics or a related discipline. Courses range from classical applied to modern applications of mathematical software.
The Probability and Statistics Option provides the necessary mathematical skills to solve many of the data analysis problems in, industry, science, engineering, and management. Courses range from theory in probability to applied hands-on courses in statistical programming, including R and SAS statistical software.
The Master of Science in Mathematics for Teachers Program aims to give students a balanced combination of theory and practice, to enhance their appreciation and understanding of Mathematics as a science, and to provide them with the tools necessary to instill in their own students an interest in the subject. Three semester of calculus (12 credits) are the prerequisites for this option. Note that this is not a teaching certification program - contact the Graduate School of Education for information about certification.
This option requires that the undergraduate degree must be in mathematics or a related discipline. This requirements include.
Degree Requirements - Total Number of Credits: 34
Required Core Mathematics Courses - four courses (12 credits)
Science Cluster - (four courses - 12 credits) - One cluster of 12 credits from the following.
Random Processes Cluster
* (Variations of these clusters of different ones can be proposed with the guidance of the student's advisor.)
PSM sequence of the Developmental Seminar (0 credit), Internship(zero credit) and Reflective Seminar (1 credit)
Each student must complete an internship lasting a minimum of 350 hours. Before starting the internship, the student must have completed at least 18 credit hours in the program, including 6 credit hours of PLUS coursework, must have completed the course PSMA.5000 Professional Development, and must have a GPA of at least 3.3. In cases where a PSM student is employed in their career field the PSM student will be required to do a PSM project at their place of employment. The student should register for the course PSMA.5100 PSM Internship during the internship period.
In the semester immediately following completion of the PSM Internship (or PSM Project for students employed in their career field) the student is required to take PSMA.5010 Reflective Seminar (1 credit).
Professional Plus Courses (9 credits)
Plus two additional courses (six credits) from the following list: