Sep 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Mathematics, MA


College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Mathematics  > Mathematics, MA

The primary purpose of the MA program is to prepare students to teach mathematics at the secondary school and junior/community college levels. In the MA program, all courses are offered online and the students do not need to come to our campus.

For additional information, please visit the MAM Program Outline page.

Admission Requirements


An M.A. applicant will have earned a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, and submitted scores from the General GRE examination taken in the last 5 years (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing; advanced GRE is recommended but optional). International applicants have further documentation requirements, including proof of English language proficiency, which are described at International Students. International applications require a $75 application fee. The admissions committee will evaluate the credentials of each applicant for the Ph.D. program, considering a broad range of criteria, including:

  1. Content of undergraduate program and, if applicable, graduate programs and competency in mathematics.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours.
  3. Letters of recommendation from three (3) individuals (preferably faculty members), who are able to judge the candidate’s academic abilities and potential for scholarly research.
  4. GRE scores (see above).
  5. Fulfilling the university’s English Language Proficiency  requirement.
  6. The prerequisite for admission to the program is the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics as defined at the University of Houston. Prior experience with advanced undergraduate mathematical concepts is necessary. All applications are evaluated with respect to the research potential of the candidate.

Degree Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 33.0

The program requires 33 total term hours of course work to include:

  • A minimum of 21 term hours of graduate courses in mathematics.
  • Completion of at least one 3 hour course in each of the groups: Algebra, Analysis, Probability, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics.
  • Three (3) hours of MATH 6315, Master’s Tutorial. 
  • A maximum of 9 semester hours of course work may be taken outside of the mathematics department with prior approval from the graduate faculty advisor.