College of Science


Mathematics

M.A. in Mathematics

Program Purpose

The Master of Arts in Mathematics provides the student with basic graduate training in mathematics. Master of Arts students may choose widely ranging programs of study that may focus on pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and teaching. The coursework in each case prepares the student for employment in the mathematics profession either in academia, in government, in business and industry or to pursue further graduate education.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon graduation, our MA students will demonstrate a good understanding of the theoretical foundations of their subject and will be able to apply theoretical concepts to solve a wide variety of problems in at least one area of specialization within mathematics.
  • Upon graduation, our MA students will have a deep understanding of the literature in at least one particular subfield of mathematics.
  • Upon graduation, our MA students will demonstrate an ability to present and discuss mathematics in oral, written and graphic forms.
  • Upon graduation, our MA students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively as team members.
  • Upon graduation, our MA students will demonstrate an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities and appreciation of the impact of mathematics in the societal context.
  • Upon graduation, our MA students will have proficiency in French, German or Russian.