approval by SACS and final revision)
The Masters of Science of Mathematics has three major components:
Real Analysis (Pure)
- Mathematical Statistics
- Mathematical Modeling
To succeed in our program, a high school teacher
should know and love mathematics with a working knowledge of calculus, desire
to be in a graduate mathematics program, and have the time and determination to
succeed.The admission process is
designed so that prospective teachers can demonstrate they possess all three
Requirements for Admission
Admission into the graduate program requires the
program director’s endorsement, which will be based on an evaluation of the
- An undergraduate degree in mathematics or closely related field, from a regionally accredited college or university, with an accumulative GPA in mathematics of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale is recommended. An official transcript is required. If the degree was not earned within the last three years, the applicant must demonstrate they currently posses a strong working knowledge of calculus and the ability to handle upper level undergraduate mathematical thought, including proofs.
- Graduate Record Exam scores for the verbal and quantitative subsets at the 50th percentile or higher.
- Two letters of recommendation discussing the applicant’s ability to do graduate work in mathematics while teaching full time.
- An interview with Program Director.
The purpose of admission requirements is to ensure that the
applicant demonstrates a strong potential and ability in mathematics so she/he
will be likely to succeed in a graduate level mathematics program while
teaching full time. The Department of
Mathematics realizes such potential and ability may be demonstrated in a
variety of ways.We encourage all
applicants to discuss their application to the program with the Department of