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    Mississippi College
  Oct 07, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics, M.S. (30 sem. hrs.)

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The Master of Science in Mathematics program is designed to prepare students for a career in private industry, to deepen the content knowledge of secondary teachers or for continued graduate study.

Admission to the Program

  1. All general requirements for admission to the graduate school of Mississippi College must be met.
  2. Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum (or equivalent) of a Mississippi College undergraduate minor in Mathematics. The suitability of courses will be determined by the graduate faculty.
  3. To receive AA educator license a copy of the Class A Standard Educator License from the State of Mississippi must be supplied with your application. Your application cannot be processed without it.

Requirements of the Program

  1. A minimum of 30 semester hours of MAT graduate work must be completed. Any PHY graduate course may be substituted in lieu of up to 9 of these hours.

  2. The following courses are required:
    MAT 5426 - Advanced Calculus 
    MAT 6520 - Selected Topics from Higher Algebra   or    MAT 6526 Real Analysis  

  3. All graduate students must complete

     - Graduate Reading Research or complete a thesis in Mathematics but may not receive credit for both. The thesis may be substituted for up to 6 semester hours of course work and is strongly recommended for students anticipating entering a doctoral program.

  4. At least 15 semester hours of the course work must be at the 6500-level. 
  5. In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the MS must take an oral comprehensive examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If applicable, the oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examination may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.


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