Mathematics (MA)

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Master of Arts

A Master's in Mathematics is available with emphases on Mathematics and Secondary Teaching. The Mathematics emphases are available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 36 semester hours, including 6 hours of MATH 6299, is required for the thesis option; a minimum of 32 semester hours, including 2 hours of MATH 6299, is required for the non-thesis option. Successful completion of a research paper and a set of comprehensive examinations is required for the non-thesis option. The Secondary Teaching emphasis is offered on a non-thesis option only and requires a minimum of 32 semester hours. Coursework for the Secondary Teaching emphasis program are completed online during the academic year. This program does not lead to a secondary mathematics endorsement.

Areas of Concentration Currently Available

  • Secondary Teaching Emphasis
  • Math for Middle Grade (4-8)
  • General Mathematics
(Note: Teaching Emphasis requires Iowa teaching license)

Admission Requirements

Following are optional ONLY for General Mathematics emphasis
  • Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Semester: October 1
  • Fall Semester: April 1

Graduate Assistantship Requirements

  • Students must complete and submit the graduate assistantship and/or tuition scholarship applications forms ( by February 1

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* Some or all of the program in this department offered online only.