See the catalog copy of the description of the Master of Science in Mathematics program.
The Master of Science in Mathematics degree is organized into the following five concentrations:
The Master of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in General Mathematics program is designed both to provide advanced skills and knowledge for persons seeking positions in industry, government, or teaching at the community college level, and to provide professional development to persons currently in such positions. Qualified graduates are also prepared to enter directly into a least the second year of a Ph.D. program in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics, depending on the particular course of study.
The Master of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Mathematics program is designed to develop critical thinking, intuition, and advanced experience in the techniques of mathematics analysis and their application to the problems of industry and technology. Skills are developed to deal with technical problems encountered in industry and technology. Skills are developed to deal with technical problems encountered in industry, business, and government and to hold leadership positions therein; to teach Applied Mathematics at the undergraduate or community college level; to potentially study, Applied Mathematics leading to a Ph.D. degree.
The Master of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Mathematics Education degree program is designed primarily for secondary school mathematics teachers interested in professional growth in mathematics teaching. Emphasis in this program is given to developing depth and breadth in mathematics teaching and learning, appropriate to the role of the secondary school teacher.
By the end of their first semester in the program, each student will select a member of the Mathematics Education faculty to serve as their Graduate Advisor throughout the program. Approval of the program of each student and provision of advice regarding progress toward the degree are the responsibility of the Graduate Advisor.
The Master of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Actuarial Statistics provides advanced skills and knowledge-seeking actuarial careers in insurance and financial institutions. In addition to acquiring statistical and computational skills, the required courses for the concentration are designed to prepare students to pass a series of examinations needed to earn an Actuarial Designation with the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society.
The Master of Science in Mathematics with a Concentration in Applied Statistics program is designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge in the planning, design, testing, and implementation of statistical methods. Skills are developed to deal with problems encountered in statistical applications in business, industry, and government; to hold administrative positions requiring planning and implementation of statistical analysis; to teach statistics at the undergraduate or community college level; and to potentially study statistics leading to the Ph.D. degree