• Admissions Standards

    The Masters of Science of Mathematics has three major components:

    • Real Analysis (Pure)
    • Mathematical Statistics
    • Mathematical Modeling (Applied).

    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 qualities

    Requirements for Admission

    Admission into the graduate program requires the program director’s endorsement, which will be based on an evaluation of the following elements:

    1. 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.
    2. Graduate Record Exam scores for the verbal and quantitative subsets at the 50th percentile or higher.
    3. Two letters of recommendation discussing the applicant’s ability to do graduate work in mathematics while teaching full time.
    4. 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 Mathematics.

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