# Program Admission Requirements

In addition to satisfying the University-wide graduate admission requirements, a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or a closely related field is highly recommended as preparation. Students who do not qualify for unconditional admission should anticipate that additional undergraduate and/or graduate coursework may be required to complete the degree. It is recommended that the applicant submit two letters of reference, preferably from those who can speak to the applicant’s mathematical abilities. Applicants must submit a personal statement describing how an M.S. in Mathematics Education will advance the applicant’s personal and professional goals.

# Degree Requirements

Degree candidates are required to successfully complete 36 semester credit hours.

A. Students must complete the following courses: | 18 | |

Problem-Solving Seminar | ||

Foundations and Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics | ||

Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry | ||

Introduction to Mathematical Analysis | ||

Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory | ||

Introduction to Mathematics Education Research | ||

B. Students must either write a Master’s thesis or complete 6 semester credit hours of advanced courses in the department as approved by the Graduate Advisor of Record. | 6 | |

C. Students must normally take an additional 12 semester credit hours of coursework chosen from eligible graduate courses in the Department of Mathematics. Students may apply a maximum of 6 semester credit hours of graduate coursework from other disciplines, MAT 6963 Topics in Mathematics Education, or a combination thereof, as approved by the Graduate Advisor of Record. | 12 | |

D. Students are required to pass an advanced comprehensive examination or successfully defend their thesis research results. | ||

Total Credit Hours | 36 |