Master of Arts in Mathematics

Why study mathematics?

Because mathematics is a framework upon which humanity builds an understanding of the world.

Mission of the Graduate Program:

The mission of the Graduate Program of the Department of Mathematics is to prepare students for leadership roles in meeting the mathematical needs of our society and to produce professional mathematicians for positions in universities, colleges, industry, governmental agencies, and research centers.

Master of Arts in Mathematics:

The Mathematics Department offers the degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) in Mathematics.  The M.A. entails study of advanced mathematics, typically culminating in a substantial thesis or final project demonstrating expertise in a particular area of mathematics.  It is intended for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. subsequently, as well as those who intend to work outside academia.  A broad range of specialties is possible; research interests of department faculty include algebra, analysis, combinatorics, control theory, dynamical systems, geometry, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, probability, and statistics. The program offers three options for the M.A. degree, as detailed in the section Degree Requirements.  College-wide requirements for graduate students may be found in the Graduate School Catalog.