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The degree is a well-established M.S. program with concentrations in Applied Math, Pure Math, Statistics, and Math Education to serve students in many different areas of Mathematical Sciences.

The concentrations in pure, applied, and statistics each include a core requirement corresponding to the given area. Additional credits are required so that students can develop knowledge in a field of interest. All three require the student to either defend a thesis or pass a written comprehensive exam corresponding to the core requirements.

The teaching mathematics concentration requires a variety of content courses, as well as, education courses. The degree options for the teaching math concentration include the opportunity to write a professional paper.

Available Options

  • Pure Mathematics – Thesis Track
  • Pure Mathematics – Comprehensive Exam Track
  • Applied Mathematics – Thesis Track
  • Applied Mathematics – Comprehensive Exam Track
  • Applied Statistics – Thesis Track
  • Applied Statistics – Comprehensive Exam Track
  • Teaching Mathematics – Professional Paper Track
  • Teaching Mathematics – Comprehensive Exam Track
  • Computational Mathematics - Thesis Track
  • Computational Mathematics - Comprehensive Exam Track

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will have a broad understanding of several areas of mathematical sciences. They will be able to formulate and solve problems in these areas.
  • Students will be able to understand, analyze, create, and write mathematical proofs.
  • Students will be able to study and understand mathematical literature.

Career Possibilities

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Master of Science - Mathematical Sciences

Pure Mathematics – Thesis Track

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Pure Mathematics – Comprehensive Exam Track

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Applied Mathematics – Thesis Track

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Applied Mathematics – Comprehensive Exam Track

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Applied Statistics – Thesis Track

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Applied Statistics – Comprehensive Exam Track

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Teaching Mathematics – Professional Paper Track

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Teaching Mathematics – Comprehensive Exam Track

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Computational Mathematics - Thesis Track

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Computational Mathematics - Comprehensive Exam Track

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics is the foundation for many technical and scientific fields. Mathematics aids and supplements our intuitions about the physical universe and about human behavior. The department of mathematical sciences provides a broad spectrum of courses and opportunities in mathematics and statistics.

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