The Master of Science in Mathematics is offered in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.** **

You’ll have the opportunity to select one of three plans of study when you earn a Master of Science in Mathematics: applied mathematics, mathematics education, or pure mathematics.

**Applied Mathematics** - Students in this program learn how to apply mathematics to real-world problems in sciences, social sciences, and engineering industries.

**Mathematics Education** - This plan of study is designed for the mathematics teaching professional who would like to strengthen or enhance his/her mathematics background while completing a graduate degree. The curriculum is structured around the Indiana Professional Standards Board’s competencies for high school mathematics teachers. The program aims to provide students with broad experiences in the range of applications of mathematics, and help students extend and formalize their thinking and reasoning skills.

**Pure Mathematics** - Students in the pure mathematics plan of study are encouraged to develop a deep understanding in any chosen area of pure mathematics to enable them to pursue a career in academic or non-academic settings.

**Understanding the requirements**

The Master of Science degree typically requires two years of graduate study by full-time students and up to four years of study by part-time students. You are required to complete 30 credit hours.

*Applied Mathematics core required courses*

- Ordinary Differential Equations, MATH-I 522
- Intro to Complex Analysis, MATH-I 525, or Functions of a Complex Variable I, MATH-I 530
- Real Analysis & Measure Theory, MATH-I 544
- Applied Computational Methods II, MATH-I 552
- Linear Algebra, MATH-I 554
- Numerical Analysis, MATH-I 514
- Probability Theory, STAT-I 519

*Mathematics Education core required courses*

- Abstract Algebra, MATH-I 505
- Analysis, MATH-I 547 or 504
- Geometry, MATH-I 561 or 563
- Discrete Mathematics, MATH-I 518
- Probability, STAT-I 516
- Statistics, STAT-I 517

*Pure Mathematics core required courses (for students continuing on to a Ph.D.)*

- Functions of a Complex Variable I, MATH-I 530
- Real Analysis & Measure Theory, MATH-I 544
- Abstract Algebra, MATH-I 553
- Linear Algebra, MATH-I 554

*Pure Mathematics core required courses (for students not continuing on to a Ph.D.)*

- Intro to Complex Analysis, MATH-I 525 OR Functions of a Complex Variable I, MATH-I 530
- Real Analysis & Measure Theory, MATH-I 544
- Abstract Algebra, MATH-I 553
- Linear Algebra, MATH-I 554
- Topology, MATH-I 571
- Probability, STAT-I 519
- Projective Geometry, MATH-I 561 OR Geometry, MATH-I 562