Masters of Science in Mathematics


Program Description

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 various STEM concentrations.

Mathematics Faculty at UNA have expertise in the fields of Algebra, Group Theory, Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Topology, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics education.

M.A. Ed. - If you’re interested in pursuing a Master's in Education with a math concentration, our courses would be a great fit.

  • Our Mathematics for the Teachers classes are 8-week fully online.
  • Our independent study courses offer flexibility in your degree path and allow you to focus on topics you are interested in.
  • Our program allows you to quickly complete 18 credit hours in graduate mathematics so you can teach mathematics at a community college, junior college, and dual credit high school classes.

Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Mathematics. This program is designed to meet the educational needs of persons aspiring to professional advancement in the teaching of Mathematics or in other professions requiring advanced degrees in the discipline, as well as those students preparing for advanced study at the Ph.D. level. The program also allows the option for interdisciplinary concentrations.

Great Option for Math Majors Working in Industry or Education Who Desire a Stronger Background in Math and Related Concepts!

Three Track Options Available

Pure and Applied Mathematics

Work with mathematicians on our faculty to add expertise in advanced topics in applied and/or pure mathematics, including analysis, algebra, operations research, and other fields.

Math for the Teacher

Obtain advanced credentials in mathematical pedagogy. Pursue 18 hours for a math certification and qualify to teach at a regional institution of higher education.

Choose Your STEM Specialization!

Work with faculty in other STEM departments to add a specialization to your MS in Math in a related area, such as Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, or others.


In addition to the general requirements for admission to graduate studies (See General Regulations and Procedures), admission to the Master of Science degree program in Mathematics also requires:

Unconditional Admission

  1. Preparation: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have at least 24 semester hours in Mathematics above the 200 level. A Graduate Admissions Committee will review each application; consequently, all applications and supporting documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Services of the University in accordance with submission deadlines established by that office.
  2. Scholastic Achievement: A minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  3. Test Scores: Submission of satisfactory scores on the GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (General Test).
  4. Three letters of recommendation to be sent to the Graduate Coordinator in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, University of North Alabama.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who satisfy all requirements for unconditional admission except for the minimum scholastic (grade) requirement but who have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better (4.0 scale) may be admitted on conditional status subject to attainment of grades which include no more than three semester hours of C and no grades lower than C on the first three graduate courses (nine semester hours) for which enrolled.

Transfer Admission

In addition to the general requirements for Transfer Admission to Graduate Studies (See General Regulations and Procedures), up to 12 semester hours of 48 graduate credit by transfer will be accepted with the approval of the Graduate Coordinator and Department Chair of Mathematics. Exceptions must be approved by the Graduate Coordinator, Department Chair of Mathematics, and the college dean.


Prior to the completion of 12 semester hours of credit in the program, students shall be assigned a graduate advisor by the Graduate Coordinator.

Core Courses of Study 15
MA 630 Topics in Advanced Mathematics MA 637 Rings and Fields MA 638 Rings and Fields MA 651 Advanced Calculus MA 652 Advanced Calculus II
Mathematics Course Requirement 6
Students must take a minimum of 6 semester hours of 600 level mathematics courses above 630, not including the core classes
Concentration Requirement 12
Students pursuing the Master of Science in Mathematics are required to designate an area of emphasis or concentration. This area of emphasis is comprised of 12 hours of coursework from Mathematics or a designated area offering elective graduate courses and approved by the student's graduate advisor, Graduate Coordinator, and the department chairs of Mathematics and area of concentration.
Areas of emphasis include Physics, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Mathematics Teaching.
At least 50 percent of the coursework required to complete the Master of Science Degree in Mathematics must be earned at the 600 level.
Comprehensive Examination:
Students are required to pass two preliminary, written qualifying examinations, one in algebra (which covers from MA 637 and MA 638) and one in an analysis (which covers content from MA 651 and MA 652).
Total Hours 33

Tuition & Fees

Alabama Resident
1-11 Hours $277.00/hour
12-18 Hours $4,155.00 flat rate
Last updated Dec 2018

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