Master of Science in Mathematics


Program Description

The Department of Mathematics offers major programs in mathematics leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, minor programs in mathematics, and provides coursework in mathematics applicable to degree requirements in other departments and to partial satisfaction of the general studies component in all programs. In cooperation with the College of Education, the department provides additional coursework for mathematics majors who are pursuing certification to teach secondary mathematics.

M.S. in Mathematics Program

The University of North Alabama's Online Master of Science in Mathematics degree program is a fully online, innovative approach to graduate-level mathematics. All students take a core of five 3-credit courses (including courses in algebra and analysis). In addition, students can choose from concentration / elective courses in pure mathematics, mathematics teaching, or possibly courses in another scientific area.

Mathematics Faculty at UNA have expertise in the fields of Algebra, Combinatorics, Analysis, Topology, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics education.

Are you interested in pursuing a master's degree in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics? Our online mathematics courses for teachers offer a great supplement to your graduate program in education in order to augment your credentials for teaching at the dual enrollment or junior college level.

Application Deadlines

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the following dates or until all program spots are filled:

  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - December 15

Students submitting applications after the above dates will be considered depending on availability.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for full admission to the MS in Mathematics program, applicants must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree in mathematics or a related field from an accredited institution and have completed at least 21 semester hours in Mathematics at the level of calculus or higher (including at least one course which requires mathematical proof-writing) by the program start date,
  2. Have earned a minimum of 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) coursework, and a minimum 3.0 GPA in all previous undergraduate mathematics courses.

Note: GRE scores are waived for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. 

Application Materials

Applicants must submit:

  1. Official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate (and any relevant graduate) degree-granting institutions. Current undergraduate students may submit an official transcript for an in-progress undergraduate degree (an official degree-granting transcript will be required before the program start date).
  2. three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

Program Requirements

Core Courses of Study MA 630 Foundations in Advanced Mathematics (3)
- MA 637 Group Theory (3)
- MA 638 Rings and Fields (3)
- MA 651 Advanced Calculus I (3)
- MA 652 Advanced Calculus II (3)
Concentration 12 graduate credits in an approved area
Electives 6 credits of Math Electives above MA 630

General Requirements for all Graduate Programs

Official transcripts of credit—undergraduate or graduate—from the degree-granting institution. Additional transcript requirements may vary by the graduate program. (Students receiving financial aid may be required to submit official transcripts from each college previously attended, whether or not a degree was granted from that institution.)

Last updated Aug 2020

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