About the Master of Arts in Mathematics (Non-Thesis Report Option)
Students seeking an advanced degree in mathematics or statistics should consult with the graduate director of the department before enrolling in any courses. The department offers a number of graduate courses that are suitable for students who wish to complete a minor in mathematics or statistics.
About the Program
The requirements listed below are in addition to the university and Graduate School requirements. A student must fill out a degree plan after the end of the first long semester and before the start of the second long semester in the program. Each student’s program of study and committee must be approved by the director of graduate studies in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. It is expected that the student’s final report will be open to all who wish to attend, with scheduling to reflect this.
This Master of Arts degree is offered primarily for those students who wish to teach mathematics at the secondary level or at a junior/community college. This program consists of 36 hours of graduate work that includes 33 hours of coursework (a minimum of 24 hours in mathematics) and 3 hours of credit for a departmental report (MATH 6310 ). Of the 33 hours of course work at least 24 hours must be in mathematics. Of the 6 sequences listed below, the student must complete at least three or the equivalent:
- analysis (MATH 5366 /MATH 5367 )
- algebra (MATH 5368 /MATH 5369 )
- topology (MATH 5371 /MATH 5372 )
- geometry (MATH 5375 /MATH 5376 )
- applied mathematics (MATH 5377 /MATH 5378 )
- computer literacy and programming (MATH 5364 /MATH 5365 )
A minor in an approved area outside mathematics is permitted. Normally, work in the student’s second field of certification or work towards the Professional Teacher’s Certificate will be an acceptable minor area. A final comprehensive examination for the report is required.
Transfer of Courses
With the permission of the graduate advisor:
1. One course (3 credit hours) may transfer towards a grad certificate provided there is an equivalent TTU course.
2. Two courses (6 credit hours) may transfer towards a master’s degree, provided there is an equivalent TTU course.
a. A core course/sequence from a master’s degree granting institution will not transfer.
b. Students can be exempted from a core course/sequence by passing the corresponding Ph.D. prelim exam at TTU.
3. Up to 10 courses (30 credit hours) from a doctoral degree granting institution may transfer towards a Ph.D. degree.
a. A core course/sequence from a Ph.D. degree granting institution may transfer if the student has passed the corresponding prelim exam at TTU.
b. No courses from a master’s degree granting institution will be granted transfer credit.
4. No course or credit from an undergraduate program will be allowed to transfer toward a graduate degree or certificate.