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  Nov 24, 2020
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021

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


The Master of Science in Mathematics program is designed to prepare students for a career in private industry, scientific or industrial work, to deepen the content knowledge of secondary teachers, or for continued graduate study. Students can choose one of two tracks based upon their particular needs. 

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.
  4. Applicants choosing the Applied Track must possess a proven ability in computer programming and should have coursework that includes at least one course from each of the following areas:
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics

Requirements of the Program


Standard Track:

  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 coursework 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 register for MAT 6999  and take an oral comprehensive examiniation based upon course work used to satisfy requirements. If applicable, the oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If judged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examiniation may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.

Applied Track:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester hours of MAT graduate work must be completed. Up to 6 graduate level course hours in an approved scientific area may be substituted and is encouraged.
  2. The following courses are required:
  3. All graduate students must complete MAT 6501 Graduate Reading and Research   or complete a thesis in Mathematics buy may not receive credit for both. The thesis may be substituted for up to 6 semester hours of coursework and is straongly 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 examiniation based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. If applicable, the oral exam will also include a defense of the thesis. If jusged unsatisfactory, all or part of the oral examiniation may be retaken once in the following semester or summer term.