Take the next big step in your career
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.
No foreign language credits required
Thesis and non-thesis options available
Master of Science in Mathematics :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future; we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the State of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
Master of Science in Mathematics :: 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
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Master of Science in Mathematics :: 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.
Master of Science in Mathematics :: FEATURED COURSES
In this course, you will learn probability, distributions, moments, point estimation, maximum likelihood estimators, interval estimators and test of hypothesis.
This course will teach you factorization and divisibility, diophantine equations, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, arithmetic functions, asymptotic density, Riemann’s zeta function, prime number theory, and Fermat’s Last Theorem.
In this course, you will cover geometry of complex numbers, mapping, analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann conditions and complex integration. In addition, you will learn Taylor and Laurent series, residues.
Graduate Program Costs
As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for a graduate student taking 9 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $3,288.98 for a Texas resident and $7,086.98 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.
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Mathematics (MS):: Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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:
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.
What courses can be transferred?
How can I transfer a graduate course?
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?
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.
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.
How many times may I take Math 597?
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.
Are graduate assistantships available?
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.