The Master of Arts degree with a major in mathematics is designed primarily for those students who plan to pursue the PhD degree and who plan careers in college teaching, business or industry. The program consists of 24 hours of approved course work (numbered 5000 or above) and a thesis carrying 6 hours of credit.
A minor of 6 semester hours may be elected by the student with consent of the department. A final oral examination is scheduled after completion of the thesis.
Candidates for the MA degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language (normally French, German, Spanish or Russian). See the Master’s Degree Requirements section of this catalog for further details.
A student in this program normally will take five of these six courses: