2011-12 Online Catalogue
Mathematics (Master of Science for Teachers)
The Department of Mathematics offers programs towards the Master of Science, Master of Science for Teachers, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences. There are two areas of concentration: pure mathematics and applied mathematics. The programs emphasize the interaction between these two areas and the common role of scientific computation. Students can take courses common to both areas, enabling them to gain an appreciation of the mathematical techniques and the connections between theory and applications.
Department research interests include classical analysis, harmonic analysis, Fourier analysis, approximation theory, algebra, number theory, graph theory, combinatorics, fluid mechanics, biomathematics, differential equations, numerical analysis, and modeling.
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies and Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Science for Teachers
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Certification as a teacher of mathematics or experience teaching secondary school mathematics. Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination.
Minimum Degree Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science for Teachers
Thirty credits of course work in mathematics. With the approval of their advisor, students may choose courses from the 100-level or from closely related fields. The student must pass an oral comprehensive examination. No thesis is required.