Mathematics (MA)

Thesis Plan - 34 creditsAlternate Plan Paper - 34 credits The Master of Arts program allows students to choose a course of studies devoted to one of three different emphases: a broad selection of courses in mathematics, a sequence of courses in both mathematics and computer science, or preparation for community college teaching.

Program Requirements

Common Core

(0-15) credits

The topology of Euclidean spaces, norms, classical inequalities, local and global properties of continuous functions, preservation of compactness and connectedness, sequences in Euclidean space and sequences of functions.

Prerequisites: MATH 223 and MATH 290 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent

An in-depth study of linear operators and their related spaces, dimension, rank, matrix representation of linear operators, special matrices, determinants, eigenvectors, and eigenvalues.

Prerequisites: MATH 345 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent

A mathematical approach to statistics with derivation of theoretical results and of basic techniques used in applications. Includes probability, continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, functions of random variables, central limit theorem, and statistical inference. Same as STAT 555

Prerequisites: MATH 223 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent

This course provides an introduction to techniques and analysis involved with solving mathematical problems using technology. Topics included are errors in computation, solutions of linear and nonlinear equations, numerical differentiation and integration, and interpolation.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 and MATH 247 with “C” (2.0) or better or consent

Restricted Electives

Select one of the three tracks to complete.

Track 1: Broad Selection - Choose 15 Credit(s).

Track 2: Information Technology - Choose 15 Credit(s). A minimum of 6 credits of 600 level courses from mathematics, and a minimum of 9 credits 500/600 level courses from Information Technology (IT). Advisor approval is required.

Track 3: Community College Teaching - Choose 15 Credit(s). A minimum of 9 credits of 600 level mathematics. Advisor approval required.

Students will analyze major theories and research related to adult development and learning as they apply to adult students in post-secondary and career settings. Students will evaluate adult learning needs and apply strategies for creating positive learning environments (face to face and online). Students will experience, analyze, and develop lessons that use effective adult learning strategies.

Prerequisites: none

This course will require students to evaluate and analyze formats of information technology for online learning environments in educational settings, including: interactive video, web-based software Internet protocols, social media tools, and the effect on learning transfer in distance education.

Prerequisites: none

Capstone Course

Choose 1 - 4 Credit(s). Comprehensive Exam: The Exam covers courses in the Common Core.

Research under the supervision of the student's advisor leading to an alternate plan paper.

Prerequisites: none

Research under the supervision of the student's advisor leading to a thesis.

Prerequisites: Consent