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The Master of Science in Mathematics program gives students the resources and training to specialize and advance their studies. Whether you’re seeking to continue studying at the doctoral level, provide quantitative skills to a business, or teach in an educational setting, you’ll be primed to take on whatever challenges you choose as a post-graduate. Our courses give you the flexibility to explore your interests, including algebra, analysis, probability-statistics or topology. If your objective is to teach, you can also enjoy focused programs specifically planned for middle school and secondary teachers.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Corsicana (Navarro College), Mesquite
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

30 hours

Thesis Requirements

Thesis and non-thesis options available

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in mathematics will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Hone hard skills in regression analysis, experimental design and other computer-oriented statistical methods.
  • Dive into specialized studies around general mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial and statistical mathematics, biological mathematics, computational mathematics and educational mathematics.
  • Take on a wide range of professional fields or post-undergraduate studies.
  • Learn mathematical probability, statistics and other techniques to help you test and forecast.
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Master of Science in Mathematics :: Careers

Careers

Mathematics students are able to fully explore their specific areas of interest and complete research projects to prepare them to be lifelong learners. You can become a highly valued mathematician, providing your knowledge and approach to problem solving toward a career in research, teaching or business. As a graduate, you are well-positioned to transition quickly when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Actuary
$102,880
Mathematicians and Statisticians
$88,190

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that partner with Career Development and offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce mathematics students.

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

Through challenging, fast-paced coursework around your specific field of interest, this program will prepare you for specific jobs such as actuaries, software engineers, college faculty members, school administrators and statisticians.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Specific tracks for foundation courses include algebra, analysis, topology, statistics and probability.
  • Supplementary courses around your goals include Cryptography, Dynamical Systems, Linear and Nonlinear Optimization and Introduction Image Processing.
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Master of Science in Mathematics :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Graduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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Mathematics (MS) :: Admissions Requirements Tabs

Admission Requirements

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: Admissions Requirements

Domestic Students Required Documents

  • Apply Texas application
  • $50 (USD) application fee
  • Scores
    One of the following
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • A completed master’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards a bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)

Application Packet Submission Deadline

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: Admissions Requirements, International

International Student Document Requirements

Note: Students who hold an H1B or H4 visas may apply by contacting the Graduate School.

  • Apply Texas application
  • $75 (USD) application fee
  • All official transcripts
    • Bachelor’s degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor’s degree
    • Any master’s degree transcript(s) with graduate coursework (if applicable)
    • A copy of the provisional certificate or diploma
  • Scores
    One of the following
    • Official General Test GRE scores
    • A completed master’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university with a 3.00 GPA overall or higher
  • English proficiency
    Scores must be less than 2 years old.
    • Official TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550), or
    • Official IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall), or
    • Official PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher), or
    • Completion (all years) of a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States

Application Packet Submission Deadlines

Applications (including all required documents and for programs that are not fully online) have the following deadlines:

Fall admission consideration: June 1

Spring admission consideration: October 15

Summer admission consideration: March 15

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Master of Science in Mathematics :: Staff

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Mathematics (MS):: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are graduate assistantships available?

Yes, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available to competitive students. Please contact the department head of mathematics if you are interested in a graduate assistantship.

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How do I sign up for Math 518 or 595?

After taking a few graduate courses, you may have some courses in which you are interested, and a professor you would like to work further. Then you will talk to the professor for doing Math 518 or 595 as early as possible. With the agreement by the professor and once you have decided to work with the professor on Math 518 or 595, the professor will inform the department head to create a section of Math 518 or 595 so that you can sign up. Please note that:

  • When you talk to your professor, you will also need to discuss with the professor which semester he/she is available to direct you on Math 518 or Math 595. If a professor has had overload in the semester, he/she may not have be available, then.
  • If you choose doing Math 518, you need to submit a proposal to the graduate school. Please see the link.
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How do I prepare for comprehensive exams?

Once you are qualified for comprehensive exams, please let the department head know the courses that you want for the comprehensive exams. The department head will let you know the professors who can give you suggestions how to prepare for the comprehensive exams.

More information about Comprehensive Exams found here.

If you still questions that are not answered in this file, feel free to contact:

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How many courses may I transfer?

A maximum of 1/3 of the credit required for a master’s degree may be accepted as transfer credit from another accredited graduate school if approved by the major and/or minor department and the Graduate School. Transfer credit can only be granted for credit with grades of “A”or “B” earned within six years of graduation with A&M-Commerce master’s degree. To transfer, an official transcript must be on file in the Office of Graduate Studies.

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What courses can be transferred?

Courses need to be at the graduate level, in mathematics or can be used for a concentration in our program, and offered at a regional credited institution. A 595 course cannot be transferred from another university.

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How can I transfer a graduate course?

To transfer a graduate course you took at another institution, you need to fill out the Transfer Course Request Form.

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If I get an incomplete grade for Math 595 in Summer I, do I have to pay and take it again in Summer II? Will I need to pay twice?

No, you do not need to pay for an incomplete for Math 595.

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I plan to take Math 595. Can I take it online in Summer I?

For Math 595, you need to find a professor who is available in Summer I to direct you on a research project. After the research project is chosen, you will work on the project. You need to ask the professor if you can discuss the project with him/her online. One summer term is not enough to complete a Math 595 project. There are two options: either get an incomplete grade so that you can have more time to finish it in summer II; or you work on the project in Summer I without registration of Math 595, then you sign up Math 595 in Summer II and complete Math 595 in Summer II. Although you can work with your professor online, you need to come to Commerce for defending your project. If you want to graduate in August, you need to defend it on or before the first Friday in August.

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How many times may I take Math 597?

You may take Math 597 a few times as long as it has a different course title.

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What financial supports does the math department provide?

There are many different kinds of financial supports are available. Please visit the webpage, Financial Supports for Mathematics Graduate Students.

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What programs of graduate work are offered?

Graduate work in mathematics leading to the master’s degree is offered with a concentration in general mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial and statistical mathematics, biological mathematics, computational mathematics and educational mathematics. Educational mathematics is designed for secondary and middle school teachers, and qualifies them teaching dual credit courses and at community colleges.

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Department of Mathematics :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Master of Science in Mathematics :: RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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