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Mathematics Graduate Program

Graduate Program in Mathematics (Major Code: 5115)

Introduction

Mathematicians in industry and education are increasingly expected to apply knowledge of diverse areas of mathematics to an increasing array of problems. The Master's of Science in Mathematics Program is designed to prepare STEM professionals in industry and education for the opportunity that may be just around the corner, expanding your knowledge of mathematics and statistics and therefore changing the direction of your career.

The Master of Science in Mathematics program offers four degree options:

  • A 30-hour thesis option in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in conducting and publishing research for students planning a career in industry solving interdisciplinary problems using applied mathematics and statistics.
  • A 36-hour non-thesis option in Appied Mathematics designed to meet industry needs with a diverse array of mathematics problem solving courses with imbedded applications across engineering, computer science, CIDM, and education.
  • A 30-hour thesis option emphasiing Mathematics Education designed to further develop your conceptual understanding of all levels of mathematics from elementary through undergraduate. Research and publication in nationally in mathematics education is emphasized with this track working along side faculty transforming preparation of mathematics educators.
  • A 36-hour non-thesis option emphasizing Mathematics Education with expanded opportunities for courses across the mathematics discipline, but still including a project component, that allows students to experience the application of their knowledge to the classroom.

Students will suited to this program are:                                

  • Motivated to enhance their conceptual knowledge of Mathematics.
  • Intrigued by the way mathematics permeates the different aspects of our lives, including our cultural developmnt, science, engineering, music, art, history...
  • Ready to use their knowledge to enhance the lives of their community and/or students.
  • Interested in developing ideas and learning skills that will immediately impact their current career or jump start a new one.

This program is geared toward both full-time students and industry professionals interested in everything from transforming mathematics education across the region, state and nation to learning and developing new data-mining techniques to expand professional skills.

Admission Requirements

Strong applicants to the Master's of Science in Mathematics Program have achieved a bachelor's degree in mathematics or closely related field. Diverse educational and professional experiences are considered but levelling courses may be required. To enter graduate level mathematics course without levelling, successful completion of Calculus II is preferred.

Application Process

  1. Apply through the Graduate School using this to their application page. The Graduate School application is a short application to only WT. The Apply Texas application can be used to apply to multiple programs across the State of Texas.
  2. Submit payment of the $40 graduate admissions fee throught the application page. Admission fee waived until August 1st, 2020.
  3. Submit all university transcripts to the Graduate School. The Graduate School must receive official copies of all transcripts prior to admission.
  4. Submit a letter of interest/intent indicating your interests in mathematics as well as what you hope to gain in regards to mathematics knowledge, professional development, and experiences via this program. Please email letters of intent to Dr. Pamela Lockwood, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Engineering at plockwood@wtamu.edu.
  5. Once all application materials have been received by the Graduate School, you will be contacted by a representative from the College of Engineering.

 

Degree Options

There are thesis and non-thesis options available 100% online for both an emphasis in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Suggested plans of study for each are:

 

Applied Mathematics

Thesis Option

Applied Mathematics

Non Thesis Project Option

Category

Semester Credit Hours

Category

Semester Credit Hours

Applied Mathematics Coursework

24

Applied Mathematics Coursework

27

   

Electives

6

Thesis

6

Project

3

TOTAL

30

TOTAL

36

 

Mathematics Education Thesis Option

Mathematics Education Non Thesis Option

Category

Semester Credit Hours

Category

Semester Credit Hours

Mathematics Education Coursework

12

Mathematics Education Coursework

12

Applied Mathematics Coursework

12

Applied Mathematics Coursework

15

   

Elective

6

Thesis

6

Project

3

TOTAL

30

TOTAL

36

Fall 2020 Course Offerings

MATH 6330 Ordinary Differential Equations (Online)  
MATH 6095-73 Machine learning/Data Sciences I (online)  
MATH 6382-70 Exploring Concepts in Geometry  
MENG 6392-70 Systems Modelling and Simulation  

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