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Master of Science in Mathematics

The Master of Science in Mathematics at Georgia Southern prepares students for Ph.D. studies in mathematical sciences and professional careers in industry or academics. Mathematics is a rapidly expanding field, expected to grow by more than 20 percent in the next 10 years.

Choose a mathematics concentration in:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computational Science (interdisciplinary)

If you’re interested in this master’s in mathematics degree, learn more about Georgia Southern’s mathematics program from our resources:

Admission

For regular admission to the College of Graduate Studies to pursue the master’s in mathematics, you must have:

  1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Engineering, or Mathematical discipline at an accredited college or university.
  2. Provided scores from the GRE and TOEFL (international students only) to the College of Graduate Studies with other admissions documents.
  3. Successfully completed courses in calculus, probability, linear algebra, and analysis/advanced calculus.

If you do not meet all admission requirements, you could be granted provisional admission or non-degree admission.

Graduate Assistantships:

Graduate Assistantships are offered on a competitive basis.  Typical duties include coordinating and assisting in our Computer labs.  Graduate assistants must be registered for a minimum of nine credit hours of graduate coursework, of which 6 hours must count toward their degree. If you’re interested, complete the Graduate Assistantship Application.

General questions about admission, graduate assistantships, and requests for application materials and catalogs should be directed to the College of Graduate Studies.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the degree include 36 credit hours, consisting of:

Three core courses of a concentration (9 credit hours):

Pure Mathematics
  • MATH 7234 Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 7331 Real Analysis
  • MATH 7430 Abstract Algebra I
Applied Mathematics
  • MATH 7234 Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 7331 Real Analysis
  • MATH 7231 Advanced Numerical Analysis I
Statistics
  • MATH 7234 Advanced Linear Algebra
  • STAT 7331 Mathematical Statistics I
  • STAT 7332 Mathematical Statistics II
Computational Sciences
  • MATH 7234 Advanced Linear Algebra
  • MATH 7132 Methods of Optimization
  • MATH 7231 Advanced Numerical Analysis I

Elective Courses (21 credit hours):

Elective courses include approved courses in Math and Statistics. All but two elective courses must be in the area of concentration. At least six courses (18 credit hours, core and elective) must be at the 7000 level.

Research (3 credit hours)

Thesis (3 credit hours)

Each student must conduct research, write a thesis and pass an oral defense. Students work with a faculty member, who serves as project director (see Math/Statistics for faculty research areas).

*The College of Graduate Studies requires 18 of the 36 credits (half) at the level 7000 or above, including the 6 research credits, leaving 12 for courses.

See these resources for our current and past graduate students.


Contacts

General questions about admission, graduate assistantships, and requests for application materials and catalogs should be directed to the College of Graduate Studies.

Questions from prospective students that concern details of the program should be directed to The Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Hua Wang
Graduate Program Director
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460-8093, USA
Phone: (912) 478-0366
hwang@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 8/14/2017

Department of Mathematical Sciences • P.O. Box 8093 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5390