Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)
The program is designed to provide a sound preparation for continued study toward a Ph.D. degree, as well as prepare students for careers in business, government, industry, and academia.
Accelerated Master's Program (4+1 B.S and M.S.)
The Accelerated Master’s (AM) Degree offers the opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students to begin earning credit toward a master's degree while still pursuing undergraduate studies. The main feature of the program is that, while completing their undergraduate study, students may earn up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit that counts as a dual credit for both the baccalaureate and master's degree. This allows for the possibility for earning both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in 5 years.
Engineering and Applied Sciences (Ph.D.)
Advanced students may work towards the Doctoral Degree, which is offered by the department under Engineering and Applied Sciences. To explore this option, interested students should first contact the department chair, and then a faculty member who specializes in their field of interest.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The math department generally employs about 6-10 graduate teaching assistants at any given time. Students holding this position receive a tuition waiver while enrolling full time in the graduate program (registering for 9 or more credit hours, or three courses, per semester). Students holding teaching assistantships also have teaching duties during the term, and are paid a salary for performing these duties. Example duties include: serving as a teaching assistant for a calculus course, tutoring in the math tutor center, serving as lead instructor for an introductory course.
Teaching assistant positions are competitive and all applications for teaching assistant positions are reviewed by the Graduate Advisory Committee. Teaching assistants in the MS program are expected to graduate within two years. Generally, the teaching assistantship terminates by the end of the second year (four regular semesters) as TA.
For information on how to apply for a teaching assistantship, contact graduate coordinator Linxiong Li.
Students enrolled in the PhD program can be paid through a research assistantship depending on the availability of funds for the student's research project. Students interested in a research assistantship should inquire about the possibility with their faculty advisor.