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Northwest Missouri State University

M.S. Mathematics

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

First Year

17-602 (3 hrs.)
Introduction to Higher

Approved Elective

17-652 (4 hrs.)
Analytic Geometry

Approved Elective

17-643 (4 hrs.)
Mathematical Analysis
and Applications

 Approved Elective

Summer 2016

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Second Year

17-617 (4 hrs.)

Approved Elective

17-618 (4 hrs.)
Number Theory

17-624 (1 hr.)
Research Project

17-639 (4 hrs.)
Data Analysis

 Approved Elective

M.S. in Mathematics Program Summary

Required Courses 24
Math 17-602 Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3
Math 17-652 Analytic Geometry 4
Math 17-643 Mathematical Analysis with Applications 4
Math 17-617 Combinatorics 4
Math 17-618 Number Theory 4
Math 17-639 Data Analysis 4
Math 17-624 Research Project 1
Advisor Approved Electives from the following areas 8
Computer Science
Data Mining
Instructional Technology
Mathematics Pedagogy
Requirements Beyond the Course Work for This Advanced Degree
Two comp exams (subject chosen by student) must be passed in order to graduate.

For more information, contact

Dr. Christine Benson

Program Admission Requirements

Option 1. Students with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and composite score of 280 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test will be accepted. The official score must be filed with the Graduate Office prior to admission but no later than the end of the first trimester of enrollment. If the score is not submitted by the end of the first academic trimester, the student cannot re-enroll until the score is submitted. Students who do not meet the cutoff score of 280 may be accepted on the condition that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 for the first nine graduate hours in mathematics.

Option 2.  Undergraduate mathematics majors within fewer than 30 hours of completing their B.S. in mathematics, with GPA of 2.8 overall and 3.2 in mathematics may apply for a “fast track” admission to the program. Students in this option can complete their B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics in 5 years.

Comprehensive Examination

The content of the comprehensive examination will be equally divided between those courses offered in the required courses and the list of electives. The degree candidate must pass both portions of the examination.

Course Descriptions

Pedagogical Electives (optional)