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Areas of Emphasis

The Master of Science in Mathematics degree requires completion of Math 515, Real and Linear Analysis, plus two courses in an area of emphasis, and additional culminating activity requirements.

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Applied Mathematics

Complete MATH 537 Principles of Applied Mathematics, plus at least one of MATH 566 Numerical Methods II, MATH 567 Numerical Methods for Differential Equations; advised by faculty with applied mathematics expertise.

Mathematics Education

Complete at least two of MATHED 510 Mathematics Curriculum, MATHED 523 Teaching & Learning Algebra & Functions, MATHED 525 Teaching and Learning Calculus, MATHED 526 Teaching and Learning Statistics. Potential advisers include L. Cavey, J. Champion, M. Kinzel, and S. Wang.  Especially well-suited for:

  • Grades 6-12 classroom math teachers
  • College math instructors (e.g., university, community college)
  • Math teacher-leaders, coaches, and curriculum coordinators
  • Career-changers with a strong math background

Pure Mathematics

Complete at least two of MATH 506 Advanced Algebra, MATH 507 Advanced Number Theory, MATH 509 Symmetric Key Cryptography and Cryptanalysis, MATH 512 Advanced Topology, MATH 522 Advanced Set Theory; advised by faculty with pure mathematics expertise.


Complete MATH 562 Probability and Statistics, and at least one of MATH 572 Computational Statistics, MATH 573 Time Series Analysis, MATH 574 Linear Models; advised by faculty with statistics expertise.